Benefiber vs Metamucil

Benefiber
(OTC)
Metamucil
(OTC)
Benefiber is a laxative.
Metamucil is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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4.4
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.7
Concern level
1.0
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.9
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
27,630 Discussions
71,839 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
Benefiber is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for IBS, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
#3 for Diarrhea
#4 for Bloating
Metamucil is approved for Constipation, Gastrointestinal Gas, Diarrhea and Bloating and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for IBS, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ben
Encopresis
1
Hair Loss
1
Contractions
1
Bruise
1
Paranoia
1
Migraines
1
Fistula
1
Common Cold
1
Dry Mouth
1
Acne
1
Met
Numbness
1
Acne
1
Bruise
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Blood Clots
1
Common Cold
1
Heart Disease
1
Hypoglycemia
1
Neuropathy
1
Joint Pain
1
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Encopresis
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Hair Loss
Ben
Met
1
0
Contractions
Ben
Met
1
0
Bruise
Ben
Met
1
1
Paranoia
Ben
Met
1
0
Migraines
Ben
Met
1
0
Fistula
Ben
Met
1
0
Common Cold
Ben
Met
1
1
Dry Mouth
Ben
Met
1
0
Acne
Ben
Met
1
1
Numbness
Met
Ben
1
0
Acne
Met
Ben
1
1
Bruise
Met
Ben
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Met
Ben
1
0
Blood Clots
Met
Ben
1
0
Common Cold
Met
Ben
1
1
Heart Disease
Met
Ben
1
0
Hypoglycemia
Met
Ben
1
0
Neuropathy
Met
Ben
1
0
Joint Pain
Met
Ben
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Metamucil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Benefiber and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Metamucil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Powder: , 30.9%, 48.57%, 58.6%, 3.4 gram/5.4 gram
Packet: , 58.6%
Capsule: 0.52 gram
Wafer: 1.7 g
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Wheat Dextrin
Psyllium Seed, Psyllium Husk, Psyllium Seed/Dextrose, Psyllium Seed/Sucrose, Psyllium Husk/Sucrose, Inulin, Psyllium Husk/Aspartame, Psyllium Seed/Aspartame
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Benefiber and Metamucil: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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