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Benefiber vs. Metamucil for Constipation

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Benefiber

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Other Names: Wheat Dextrin   Natural Fiber

Metamucil

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/ 57,670 posts
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 24,414 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 57,670 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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, ... Read more on Wikipedia
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 ... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Benefiber vs. Metamucil

2,444 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
taking Benefiber - I have been taking 1 tsp. of Metamucil...
Question about Benefiber! I'm going to start taking Benefiber - I have been taking 1 tsp. of Metamucil twice daily - but on the Benefiber it says to take 1 ...week and I still have stomach problems...
of switching from metamucil to benefiber and even going...
...supplements? I'm thimkimg of switching from metamucil to benefiber and even going on an...
from Metamucel (causes bloating) to Benefiber with great...
about your supplements...I recently switched from Metamucel (causes bloating) to Benefiber with great results! I just...
with the Metamucil was it make me more gassy. The doc said...
...used to take Metamucil everyday but then my doc recommend I switch to Benefiber which I found ...with the Metamucil was it make me more gassy. Th...
switched from Benefiber to Metamucil) When my inflammation...
I have to take fiber. (Just switched from Benefiber to Metamucil) When my inflammation is low I have chronic constipation. It's only when my flares are really really bad that I get...
of Metamucil runs out, switching to Benefiber? It is not...
Your foods look great! Have you considered once your can of Metamucil runs out, switching to Benefiber? It is not sweetened with anything and being tasteless, it dissolves into any...
from the Metamucil and to use Benefiber instead, but not...
...but my program said to stay away from the Metamucil and to use Benefiber instead, but not to start it until 2 weeks out. I found some Benefiber crystal light type packets to...
a certain thing at all. Maybe I should switch to metamucil...
...I have been taking benefiber in the morning and that has definately been a problem. That benefiber has not been working as it is not a certain thing at all. Maybe I should switch to metamucil!!...
I had to switch to metamucil, as benefiber didn't help....
...When you are able, get in as much fiber as you can. I had to switch to metamucil, as benefiber didn't help. I've also just started a trial of probiotics to see if...
switched to metamucil wafers from Benefiber things improved...
...Are you on any fiber supplements? I also found that when I switched to metamucil wafers from Benefiber things improved a lot. I put the sun butter on top of an...
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