November 18, 2023

Why Is It Bad To Take Metamucil Before Bed?

Taking Metamucil can help people with constipation, improve stool consistency, and lower cholesterol. It’s recommended to take it along with a diet high in fiber and enough fluid each day.

The main ingredient in this fibre supplement is psyllium husk powder. This substance absorbs water in the intestines, which helps form bulky stool that’s easier to pass. It also helps the body digest food better. It can also reduce blood sugar and lower cholesterol levels.

People who use it often experience gas and bloating, which is normal since they are adding extra fibre to their bodies. These side effects usually disappear after a few days or two. If they don’t, it’s a good idea to talk to a doctor or dietitian.

It is important to drink plenty of fluids when you’re taking this supplement, because it can swell in the throat if taken without enough liquid. Metamucil should be taken with a full glass of at least 8 ounces of water, and swallowed quickly. The powder is thick and should not be chewed, because it can get stuck in the throat.

When it’s not taken with enough liquid, Metamucil can irritate the stomach and intestines. It can also cause choking. If you’re taking this supplement to control your diabetes, talk to your doctor before using it.

This medication can interact with other medications, including antacids and antidepressants. It may also affect the absorption of some vitamins and minerals. Do not take this medicine with other fibre supplements or if you have certain health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, liver disease, or phenylketonuria (PKU).

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