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Metamucil - does it accelerate acid reflux?

I suffer from GERD and sometimes when I take Metamucil I get acid reflux in my lower esophagus (near the sphincter valve). Is this common?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 7, 2020.

Official Answer


Yes, you may experience symptoms of acid reflux/heartburn or bloating while using Metamucil.

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