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Old 09-16-2002, 06:12 AM   #1
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Question When to take fiber

I am sure the answer to my question is somewhere on this forum... and I am sure I have actually read it at one time or another, so please bear with me for asking a duplicate question!!!!

I started back on the metamucil yesterday, 1/2 tsp, and it didn't make me bloated or gassy and I had a very firm BM! I was advised to try a few days of 1/2 dose and then try full dose, my question is:

When is the best time to take the metamucil? Before a meal? With a meal? After a meal? Morning? Mid-day? Night?

Also, should I be drinking it quickly (as in chugging)? Or can I take my time, like 5 minutes?

Thanks for your input!!!!!!

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Old 09-16-2002, 06:25 AM   #2
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If you take your time drinking metamucil it will get very thick and you won't be able to drink it so you do need to pretty much drink it right down. I don't know of any "best" time to take it as we give it all of our medication passes depending on how many times a day the doctor has ordered it for each patient that is on it. We basically just give it at breakfast time, lunch time and supper time if ordered 3 times a day. Just be sure to drink plenty of water along with the metamucil.

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