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Methylcellulose vs. Psyllium for Constipation

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Methylcellulose

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Other Names: Citrucel   Soluble Fiber   Fiber Therapy

Psyllium

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Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Based on 1,011 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
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Psyllium , or Ispaghula , is the common name used for several members of the plant genus Plantago whose seeds are used commercially for the production of mucilage... Read more on Wikipedia
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I change from psyllium to methylcellulose or polycarbophil,...
...many people report gas problems with psyllium. I've tried reducing the dose ...causes problems. If I change from psyllium to methylcellulose or polycarbophil, the gas gets...
Mello, I'm taking Methylcellulose as a fibre supplement...
Hi Sharon Mello, I'm taking Methylcellulose as a fibre supplement and it does not cause any bloating with me. I used ...at the time I switched from Psyllium to Methylcellulose and was impressed by...
gives me gas and bloating, so I switched to methylcellulose...
...bit more needy! Definitely we gotta have added fiber! Psyllium gives me gas and bloating, so I switched to methylcellulose, which is kind to my tummy. A bit more...
psyllium? Methylcellulose also works.The fiber seems to...
Have you tried a soluble fiber supplement, like psyllium? Methylcellulose also works.The fiber seems to have...
diets. I like and use psyllium from Wal Mart ---Equate...
...Metamucil contains psyllium which is natural and ...Citrucel is a semi-synthetic fiber-- methylcellulose and is water absorbable like ...in our diets. I like and use psyllium from Wal Mart...
things moving thru your digestive track. I found it worked...
...psyllium to get things moving thru your digestive track. I found it worked better for me. Make a fibre supplement part of your daily routine. Stay away from the laxatives. We have all been t...
more. I take generic methylcellulose pill (like Citrucel)....
...to your diet to bulk it more. I take generic methylcellulose pill (like Citrucel). Started with 3-4 pills a day ...results. Other people here take psyllium powder (husk or seed type)...
depending on type. Psyllium is a good one because if you've...
...the soluble fibers like pectins, psyllium, methylcellulose (manmade) that suck up increasing ...of mosisture depending on type. Psyllium is a good one because if you've...
in a capsule. It's safe to use long term. It suppose to work...
...like psyllium does. It is a safe semi-synthetic fiber--methylcellulose. It's available in a capsule. It's safe to use long term. It suppose to work about like Metamucil but does not produce the gas...
for 3 solid months last year and had consistent major gas p...
...The active ingredient is \"Methylcellulose\". Does anyone ...some natural source! Tried psyllium faithfully for 3 solid months last year and had consistent major gas problem. Heather, the sol...
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