Metamucil (Psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid - non Rx) Customer Reviews


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Psyllium is indicated for the treatment of constipation. It works by increasing the bulk of the stool, which facilitates intestinal movement, as well as by increasing the water content of the stool, making it softer and easier to pass.

This medication has additionally been utilized in conjunction with a balanced diet for the treatment of high cholesterol levels.

Uses and Dosage

Psyllium is available in various forms, including powder, granules, capsules, liquid, and wafers, and is to be taken orally. The recommended frequency of consumption is one to three times daily.

The powder and granules should be mixed with 8 ounces (240 milliliters) of a desirable liquid, such as fruit juice, immediately prior to consumption.

Wafers should be thoroughly chewed. For effective results and to avoid potential side effects, consume at least 8 ounces (240 milliliters) of liquid when taking psyllium.

Psyllium should not be consumed for a duration exceeding one week unless directed by your physician.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • bloating
  • gas
  • stomach cramps

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • skin rash
  • itching or hives
  • swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • nausea, vomiting
  • rectal bleeding
  • trouble swallowing


Prior to utilizing this laxative, inform your physician or pharmacist of any allergies you may have, including allergies to the product itself.

When using this medication, disclose your medical history, particularly with regards to the following conditions: stomach or intestinal blockage, difficulty swallowing, appendicitis or symptoms indicative of appendicitis (such as nausea, vomiting, sudden or unexplained stomach or abdominal pain), a sudden change in bowel habits that persists for more than 2 weeks, and rectal bleeding.

Some products may contain sugar and/or aspartame. If you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit or avoid these substances in your diet, it is advisable to exercise caution. Your doctor or pharmacist can assist in determining the safe usage of this product.

Form and Strength

Metamucil is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Metamucil powder:

    • 3.4g


How long after taking Metamucil do you poop?

It should produce a bowel movement between 12 to 72 hours

Should I drink water after taking Metamucil?

Take each dose with at least 8 ounces (1 cup) of water. You could choke if you do not drink enough water when you take this medicine. Drink at least 6 to 8 full glasses of liquid every day to help soften your stools.



Additional information

Generic name:

Psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid – non Rx





Quantities Available:

504g, 1008g

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