Methylcellulose vs Psyllium

Methylcellulose
Psyllium
(OTC)
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
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
1,192 Discussions
18,835 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
#3 for Dry Eyes
Methylcellulose is approved for Constipation and Dry Eyes 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 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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Met
Bloating
9
Hemorrhoids
4
Cough
3
Diabetes
2
Nausea
2
Itching
1
Burning
1
Weight Gain
1
Dehydration
1
Cancer
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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Methylcellulose
Met
Psyllium
Psy
Bloating
Met
Psy
9
0
Hemorrhoids
Met
Psy
4
0
Cough
Met
Psy
3
1
Diabetes
Met
Psy
2
0
Nausea
Met
Psy
2
0
Itching
Met
Psy
1
0
Burning
Met
Psy
1
0
Weight Gain
Met
Psy
1
0
Dehydration
Met
Psy
1
0
Cancer
Met
Psy
1
0
Dizziness
Psy
Met
1
0
Gallstones
Psy
Met
1
0
Rash
Psy
Met
1
0
Heart Disease
Psy
Met
1
0
Trouble Swallowing
Psy
Met
1
0
Gastritis
Psy
Met
1
0
Arthritis
Psy
Met
1
0
Cough
Psy
Met
1
3
Shortness of Breath
Psy
Met
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Psy
Met
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Methylcellulose and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Psyllium and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
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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Methylcellulose 1500cps , Methylcellulose 4000cps , Methylcellulose
Psyllium Seed/Sucrose, Psyllium Seed
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Methylcellulose 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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