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Metamucil Plus Calcium (calcium carbonate / psyllium) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Metamucil Plus Calcium (calcium carbonate / psyllium) which include:

Moderate

calcium carbonate food

Moderate Food Interaction

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: Administration with food may increase the absorption of calcium. However, foods high in oxalic acid (spinach or rhubarb), or phytic acid (bran and whole grains) may decrease calcium absorption.

MANAGEMENT: Calcium may be administered with food to increase absorption. Consider withholding calcium administration for at least 2 hours before or after consuming foods high in oxalic acid or phytic acid.

References

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Moderate

psyllium food

Moderate Food Interaction

Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.

ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: Bulk-forming laxatives such as guar gum, psyllium, polycarbophil, or methylcellulose may affect the bioavailability of concomitantly administered substances due to their effect on the rate of gastrointestinal transit and gastric emptying.

MANAGEMENT: In general, oral medications should be administered at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after dosing of the bulk-forming laxative.

References

  1. "Product Information. Metamucil (psyllium)." Procter and Gamble Pharmaceutic, Cincinnati, OH.

Metamucil Plus Calcium (calcium carbonate / psyllium) drug interactions

There are 233 drug interactions with Metamucil Plus Calcium (calcium carbonate / psyllium)

Metamucil Plus Calcium (calcium carbonate / psyllium) disease interactions

There are 9 disease interactions with Metamucil Plus Calcium (calcium carbonate / psyllium) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.