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How strong is Metamucil vs senokot (senna) laxative?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine

In brief: Apple and orange

Metamucil is a fibre supplement and not a laxative.
That is it does not have a specific bowel stimulating effect. Senokot (senna) is a bowel stimulant. It is a vegetable product and a good product to start with if constipated.

In brief: Apple and orange

Metamucil is a fibre supplement and not a laxative.
That is it does not have a specific bowel stimulating effect. Senokot (senna) is a bowel stimulant. It is a vegetable product and a good product to start with if constipated.
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