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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 923 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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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What patients are saying about Methylcellulose vs. Psyllium

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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...
switched from Psyllium to Methylcellulose and was impressed...
...Mello, I'm taking Methylcellulose as a fibre ...larger doses and I never got any bloating from it. Actually, at the time I switched from Psyllium to Methylcellulose and was impressed by...
Another thing I tried recently which seems helpful...
...of taking psyllium, I take Citrucel every day, which has methylcellulose. Another thing I tried recently which seems helpful is...
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)...
currently using Lepicol psyllium fibre with good effects,...
...find psyliium, and am currently using Lepicol psyllium fibre with good effects, but I still seem to have some discomfort and was wondering ...types of fibre, like methylcellulose? Thanks v. m...
for 3 solid months last year and had consistent major gas p...
...active ingredient is \"Methylcellulose\". Does anyone know what the h*** that is?? ...source! Tried psyllium faithfully for 3 solid months last year and had consistent major gas problem. Heat...
cramping, bloating, and uncomfort that Psyllium can cause
...would actually recommend methylcellulose (Citrucel) over Psyllium (Metamucil). They are both bulk ...and uncomfort that Psyllium...
cramping, bloating, and uncomfort that Psyllium can cause
Quote: I would actually recommend methylcellulose (Citrucel) over Psyllium (Metamucil). They ...and uncomfort that Psyllium...
I found the psyllium does give me a bloated feeling,...
...stuffed chicks), I found the psyllium does give me a bloated feeling, ...It is a fiber called methylcellulose, and it comes in sugar-free ...often. Right now I take flax fiber caps every day...
off using something like psyllium, flax, methylcellulose...
...a good choice for daily or long term use. You're better off using something like psyllium, flax, methylcellulose (ie. citrucel), or any type of bulk forming...
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