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Constipation

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Constipation (also known as costiveness, dyschezia, and dyssynergic defaecation) refers to bowel movements that are ...
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Miralax 25,037 Laxative 20,915 Stool Softener 14,296
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Benefiber
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Metamucil
Other name: Wheat Dextrin (Wheat Dextrin)
Other name: Psyllium (Psyllium)
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Fibre supplements (or fiber supplements) are considered to be a form of a subgroup of functional dietary fiber, and in the United States are defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). According to the IOM, functional fibre "consists of isolated, ...
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Metamucil is a bulk-producing laxative and dietary fiber supplement. The Metamucil brand has existed since 1934, and was owned by G.D. Searle & Company until 1985 when Procter & Gamble acquired the brand. The active ingredient is psyllium seed husks. It ...
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Depression
5
Addiction
3
Burning
3
Spotting
2
Dizzy
2
Runny Nose
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Contractions
2
Loss Of Appetite
1
Ketosis
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Fainting
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Burning
6
Depression
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Addiction
3
Spotting
3
Ketosis
2
Dizzy
2
Cough
2
Contractions
2
Runny Nose
2
Numbness
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Fibre supplements (or fiber supplements) are considered to be a form of a subgroup of functional dietary fiber, and in the United States are defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). According to the IOM, functional fibre "consists of isolated, ...
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About Metamucil
Metamucil is a bulk-producing laxative and dietary fiber supplement. The Metamucil brand has existed since 1934, and was owned by G.D. Searle & Company until 1985 when Procter & Gamble acquired the brand. The active ingredient is psyllium seed husks. It ...
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of bottle? I switched from metamucil to benefiber for that...
" ...type of bottle? I switched from metamucil to benefiber for that ...ton of water. I think the benefi... "

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Benefiber and Citracel and the number of days with problems...
" ...and water. I have taken Metamucil, Benefiber and Citracel and the number of days with problems is drastically... "

do shit for me. Metamucil has been great. As long as you...
" Pardon the pun but Benefiber didn't do shit for me. Metamucil has been great. As long as you get the fiber in who cares how ya... "

then cut back to once every other day and never had problems...
" ...the others citrucel, benefiber etc etc did NOTHING. I took metamucil 3 times a day until things got to moving and then cut back to once every other day and never had problems afterwards. You might... "

work, metamucil. 2 tablets a day. that helped me regulate....
" ...that didn't work, metamucil. 2 tablets a day. that helped me regulate. also... "

that happen. Metamucil=FAIL. Benefiber=much better. He...
" ...find the fiber regiment that will make that happen. Metamucil=FAIL. Benefiber=much better. He even pooped yesterday with no pain. These painful poops are going to make PTing... "

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www.helpforibs.com
board. I also use metamucil and it helps me stay regular....
" ...the board. I also use metamucil and it helps me stay ...I am told benefiber is just as good as metamucil so I will ask. You can keep taking these with no addictions or side affects, you can take... "

deal, and my son was amazed at how the Metamucil clumped...
" ...The supplements (Metamucil, Benefiber, Citrucell) are soluble. Some have found these don't help, but I know it helps me a great deal, and my son was amazed at how the Metamucil clumped his poos... "

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just as good and waaaaay cheaper). Metamucil powder works...
" ...(I use the drugstore brand, it's just as good and waaaaay cheaper). Metamucil powder works... "

is good but I have found Benefiber to be better because...
" Metamucil is good but I have found Benefiber to be better because it doesn't thicken once its mixed in and is tastless. This morning I put about... "

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