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Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free is a fiber supplement that helps promote digestive health and control appetite. It can help lower cholesterol when used together with a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat. It is made with plant-based psyllium fiber and comes in an orange smooth flavor. It comes in powder form and is 100% natural.
Metamucil works by providing a source of fiber to your diet. Psyllium husk is a natural source of soluble fiber. When consumed, the psyllium husk forms a gel-like substance in your digestive system, which helps to trap waste and toxins and move them out of your body. This can help to promote regularity and improve overall digestive health.
Use and Dosage
The recommended serving size for Metamucil Smooth Sugar-Free is one rounded teaspoon one to three times daily for adults 12 years and older. It should be mixed with at least 8 ounces of water or other liquid and consumed promptly. Start with a low dosage and gradually increase over time to allow your body to adjust to the increased fiber intake.
To use Metamucil Smooth Sugar-Free, follow these general instructions:
- Measure out the recommended dosage of Metamucil powder using the provided measuring spoon or a kitchen measuring spoon.
- Mix the powder with at least 8 ounces (240 milliliters) of water or your favorite drink.
- Stir the mixture well to dissolve the powder completely.
- Drink the mixture immediately, as Metamucil can thicken quickly if left to sit.
- Follow up with an additional 8 ounces (240 milliliters) of water or other liquid.
- Take Metamucil at least 2 hours before or after taking any prescription medication.
Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor or recommended by your pharmacist. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Common Side Effects of Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free (Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid - non-Rx):
- Minor change in your bowel habits
Serious Side Effects of Metamucil Smooth Sugar-Free (Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid - non-Rx):
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Constipation that lasts longer than 7 days
- Difficulty swallowing
- Rectal bleeding
- Severe stomach pain
- Sudden severe abdominal pain
- Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the face or throat
Forms and Strength
Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free (Psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free: Orange Flavoured Powder
- Psyllium may cause an allergic reaction in some people with a history of sensitivity to psyllium or similar products.
- Taking psyllium without adequate water may cause choking or blockage in the throat or intestines.
- If you have difficulty swallowing, you may need to take psyllium with extra water or a different liquid.
- Psyllium may interact with certain medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and herbal supplements.
- If you have diabetes, psyllium may affect your blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar levels closely if you take psyllium supplements.
- If you have any medical conditions that affect your bowel movements, such as inflammatory bowel disease or diverticulitis, you should speak to your doctor before taking psyllium.
- Psyllium may cause gas, bloating, or stomach cramps, especially if you are taking it for the first time or if you are not drinking enough water.
- If you experience severe or persistent abdominal pain, constipation, or diarrhea while taking psyllium, you should contact your doctor.
- Psyllium may reduce the absorption of certain medications, nutrients, or minerals, such as iron, calcium, or magnesium.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult with your doctor before taking psyllium supplements, as there is limited information on the safety and effectiveness of psyllium during pregnancy or lactation.
- Psyllium may interfere with certain medical tests, such as colonoscopies or x-rays, if taken within 72 hours before the test.
- Psyllium supplements are not intended to be used as a substitute for a healthy diet or lifestyle.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free gluten-free?
Yes, Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free is gluten-free.
Can Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free help with constipation?
Yes, Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free can help promote regularity and relieve constipation when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. Drink plenty of water when taking Metamucil to help it work effectively.
Is Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free natural?
Yes, Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free is made with plant-based psyllium fiber and is 100% natural.
Can Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free be taken with medications?
In general, Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free is safe to take with most medications, but you should always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new dietary supplements.
It's important to purchase Metamucil Smooth Sugar Free from verified Canadian pharmacy.