User Reviews for Metamucil
The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Learn more about Metamucil.
|Constipation||9 reviews||247 medications|
|Dietary Fiber Supplementation||4 reviews||33 medications|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome||4 reviews||141 medications|
|Summary of Metamucil reviews||17 reviews||7.1|
Reviews for Metamucil
For Constipation "Have taken 2 capsules daily not at all effective ."
mummyp May 1, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation "Growing up, I thought straining to poop and sitting there for 30+ minutes was normal. I'm 25 now, and due to my recently discovered kidney problems, I also discovered that those things are not normal. So, my husband one day asked my mother in law to pick up some metamucil for me at the store on her way to our apartment. None of us knew much about it because we had never taken it before. She bought the sugar free orange flavored kind. I started taking 1 teaspoon daily and it has seriously CHANGED MY LIFE. I'm no longer constipated, nor do I get diarrhea, and my chronic nausea has been cured. Usually I go once a day now, but on occasion I have gone 4 times, but all healthy. I love it!"
LandryLady (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 19, 2017
13 users found this comment helpful.
For Dietary Fiber Supplementation "It was wonderful at stopping my diarrhea. I ended up having a soft bowel movement in about 12 hours of taking the dose. The bad part was I had horrible abdominal pain and looked like I was 9 months pregnant. I would rather put up with diarrhea then put up with that. Today I am trying citrucel and hopefully won't blow up anymore and no more abdominal cramps."
Tekchick (taken for less than 1 month) November 16, 2016
7 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation "Metamucil works wonders! I'm 4 months pregnant and suffered horrible constipation. Was given Metamucil sachets by my midwife & noticed in 2 days how much better I feel, what a relief!"
Carleeeeeeee August 15, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
For Dietary Fiber Supplementation "The new Metamucil made me gain weight i think because of the sugar. My appetite didn't change. The old Metamucil worked for me ."
mwinga111 June 22, 2016
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation "My son has suffered with major constipation for almost a year. He is 2 years old. Every doctor told us to use prunes, apple juice, no dairy... etc. we tried them all. BUT Metamucil has worked its wonders!! He poops everyday and does not have to strain so much. Its doing really good, we give him half of a teaspoon in his water once a day and he doesn't even drink all of it."
baby mama (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I was told to take this 40 years ago, but didn't like the taste/texture. My pain and diarrhea got so bad I started taking 1 scant tablespoon a day and I have no more pain and only rare diarrhea. I wish I had started using it years ago."
NoMorePain/Diarrhea (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 20, 2016
24 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation "I had a bad reaction to Metamucil until I figured out what to do. I found that taking metamucil dried up my stool and gave me constipation :( I couldn't believe it didn't work because everyone loves it. BUT then I took magnesium with I and it was great. Magnesium diverts liquid to the colon so it gave me enough moisture to pass stool."
Gwendles December 30, 2015
15 users found this comment helpful.
For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I used to suffer from frequent, repeated flareups of diarrhea and constipation. It was extremely painful when the liquid stool tried to push past the hardened stool. I finally saw a doctor and explained my problem. She said I had symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. She recommended Metamucil and I started treatment the next day. I experienced considerable relief after a week of drinking the powder mixture. I take Metamucil each and every day now and have experienced far less flareups than I did in the past. I no longer have to stay home so much or know exactly where each bathroom is when I go out. This fiber supplement has greatly improved my quality of life. I'm so grateful."
some random woman September 7, 2015
36 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation "I was having some serious difficult with occasional constipation since having my daughter a year ago. After doing many tests and determining I didn't have any underlying conditions, my doctor recommended a serving if Metamucil once a day. It's been a live saver! After about 3 days it started working and it's been weeks that I haven't had a single issue. I mix it with a glass of orange juice every morning so the taste doesn't bother me. I also started taking a probiotic with it. The combo has improved my energy and digestive health ten fold."
Finally Clean (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 27, 2015
31 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation "I have suffered with constipation and ibs for awhile now, and I found out about Metamucil. I purchased the capsules for convenience.I have been using it for 2 days and can tell a massive difference. I have not been bloated at all, which means I have more energy. I used to spend 20-30 mins in the bathroom, now I spend a few mins, a lot easier now. I only use 4 tablets per day, and working well.I would recommend to people with constipation or those who suffer from bloating and abdominal pain due to ibs. I will repurchase!"
DanielleK11 March 7, 2015
38 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation "I always considered eating certain foods was enough to combat constipation but have found that as I aged this was not sufficient. I decided to start using Metamucil and found this to be easy to take, tasteless and the condition has vastly improved."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 18, 2013
47 users found this comment helpful.
For Dietary Fiber Supplementation "I have struggled with Hemorrhoids and what I think is Irritable Bowl Syndrome for years. I noticed that Metamucil helped but never got myself to use it on a daily basis. Finally started using it religiously half a teaspoon in the morning and half in the evening. I got back my life is all I have to say."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 25, 2012
69 users found this comment helpful.
For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "Somewhat helped for a few months, but then my irritable bowel syndrome got worse. Even ER medicines didn't relieve my pain. I have been suffering for 2 years and haven't found a medicine that will help."
Anonymous March 9, 2012
25 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation "It works great."
rml313 January 1, 2011
53 users found this comment helpful.
For Dietary Fiber Supplementation "Started taking the product for health maintenance and it was also recommended by my internist after a colonoscopy and early signs of diverticulitis. Also my wife who is a RN nursing supervisor has used the product for years and rightfully claims it reduces bathroom "paperwork". I think the product is gentle acting and good when used regularly. and over times does what it is supposed to. I like the powdered version and think the taste is good. This product is a startng place to clean up inside out and get the benefits of more energy, better health. I also think some folks would benefit from stronger more "kick butt" once a year type colon, liver and kidney body clenzing from Dr Schultz or others, for major healing and slowing the aging process."
caamodt January 19, 2010
74 users found this comment helpful.
For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "Metamucil works if you use it everyday. I just can't stand the taste of it."
Anonymous April 16, 2009
37 users found this comment helpful.
More about Metamucil (psyllium)
- Side Effects
- During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- Support Group
- En Español
- 17 Reviews – Add your own review/rating
- Drug class: laxatives