Metamucil vs Probiotic for Bloating

Metamucil
(OTC)
Probiotic
(OTC)
Metamucil is a laxative.
Probiotic is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.7
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bloating
2.5
Concern level
1.1
Helpfulness
for Bloating
3.1
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
71,743 Discussions
180,512 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for IBS
#2 for Diarrhea
#3 for Candida
#4 for Constipation
#6 for Bloating
#7 for Thrush
Our data suggest that some patients take Probiotic for IBS, Gastrointestinal Gas, Candida, Constipation, Yeast Infection, Thrush and Ulcerative Colitis, although this is not an approved use. In addition, it is approved for Diarrhea and Bloating.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Pro
UTI
5
Weight Gain
5
Runny Nose
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Numbness
1
Tingling
1
Fainting
1
Cystic Acne
1
Trauma
1
Feeling Hyper
1
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Probiotic
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Numbness
Met
Pro
1
1
Acne
Met
Pro
1
0
Bruise
Met
Pro
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Met
Pro
1
1
Blood Clots
Met
Pro
1
0
Common Cold
Met
Pro
1
0
Heart Disease
Met
Pro
1
0
Hypoglycemia
Met
Pro
1
0
Neuropathy
Met
Pro
1
0
Joint Pain
Met
Pro
1
0
UTI
Pro
Met
5
0
Weight Gain
Pro
Met
5
0
Runny Nose
Pro
Met
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Met
1
1
Numbness
Pro
Met
1
1
Tingling
Pro
Met
1
0
Fainting
Pro
Met
1
0
Cystic Acne
Pro
Met
1
0
Trauma
Pro
Met
1
0
Feeling Hyper
Pro
Met
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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B Category B
Before taking Metamucil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Metamucil and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Probiotic and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Powder: , 30.9%, 48.57%, 58.6%, 3.4 gram/5.4 gram
Packet: , 58.6%
Capsule: 0.52 gram
Wafer: 1.7 g
Capsule: 5 billion cell, 15 billion cell, 20 billion cell, 3 billion cell, 10 billion cell
Tablet: 3 billion cell
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Psyllium Seed , Psyllium Husk , Psyllium Seed/Dextrose , Psyllium Seed/Sucrose , Psyllium Husk/Sucrose , Inulin , Psyllium Husk/Aspartame , Psyllium Seed/Aspartame
Lactobacillus combination no.21/Bifidobacterium combo no.6, Lactobacillus combination no.10, L.acidoph & paracasei;b.lactis, Lactobacillus Acidophilus/Bifidobacterium Animalis, Lactobacillus combination no.11, L. rhamnosus a-191/L. acidophilus/B. breve/B. longum, Lactobacillus combo no.4, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, B. breve/L. acidophilus/L. rhamnosus/S. thermophilus, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Gg
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Metamucil and Probiotic: 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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