Fiber-Tabs vs Psyllium

Fiber-Tabs
(OTC)
Psyllium
(OTC)
Fiber-Tabs is a laxative and an alternative medication.
Psyllium is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
3.2
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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Not Available
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Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
700 Discussions
18,811 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
#3 for Diarrhea
Fiber-Tabs is approved for Constipation and IBS and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
Psyllium 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.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fib
Ketosis
2
Addiction
2
Gagging
1
Acute Pancreatitis
1
Gallstones
1
Dysgeusia
1
Gallbladder Problems
1
Kidney Stones
1
Palpitations
1
Pancreatitis
1
Psy
Dizziness
1
Gallstones
1
Rash
1
Heart Disease
1
Trouble Swallowing
1
Gastritis
1
Arthritis
1
Cough
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
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Fiber-Tabs
Fib
Psyllium
Psy
Ketosis
Fib
Psy
2
0
Addiction
Fib
Psy
2
0
Gagging
Fib
Psy
1
0
Acute Pancreatitis
Fib
Psy
1
0
Gallstones
Fib
Psy
1
1
Dysgeusia
Fib
Psy
1
0
Gallbladder Problems
Fib
Psy
1
0
Kidney Stones
Fib
Psy
1
0
Palpitations
Fib
Psy
1
0
Pancreatitis
Fib
Psy
1
0
Dizziness
Psy
Fib
1
0
Gallstones
Psy
Fib
1
1
Rash
Psy
Fib
1
0
Heart Disease
Psy
Fib
1
0
Trouble Swallowing
Psy
Fib
1
0
Gastritis
Psy
Fib
1
0
Arthritis
Psy
Fib
1
0
Cough
Psy
Fib
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Psy
Fib
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Psy
Fib
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Psyllium and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: , 625 mg
Powder: , 28%, 30%, 33%, 47%, 48.57%, 49%, 50%, 58.6%, 65%, 68%, 92%, 95%, 97%, 3.4 gram/5.8 gram
Packet: , 50%, 58.6%, 95%
Granules: 4.03 g/5 mL, 2.5 gram/5 mL
Capsule: 500 mg
Wafer: 1.7 g
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Calcium Polycarbophil , Psyllium Seed/Bran , Fiber
Psyllium Seed/Sucrose, Psyllium Seed
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Fiber-Tabs and Psyllium: 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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