Here's a quick reference for how your patients should take different forms of Metamucil®.
When using as a fiber laxative:
Adults: Mix one dose in 8 ounces of liquid at the first sign of irregularity. Can be taken up to three times daily if needed. Generally produces results in 12 to 72 hours.
Children 6 to 11 years: Take 1/2 adult dose powder in 8 oz of liquid.
Children under 6 years: Consult a doctor.
When using as a fiber supplement:
Adults: Take/Mix one serving with/in 8 ounces of liquid up to three times daily for Powdered Drink Mixes and Capsules; or up to 4 times daily for Capsules Plus Calcium.
Children under 12 years: Consult a doctor.
Capsules2 to 6 Capsules
Capsules Plus Calcium2 to 5 Capsules
Orange Smooth1 Tablespoon
Orange Coarse1 Tablespoon
Sugar Free Orange Smooth1 Teaspoon
Sugar Free Original Smooth1 Teaspoon
Sugar Free Pink Lemonade Smooth1 Teaspoon
Sugar Free Berry Smooth1 Teaspoon
Original Coarse1 Teaspoon
Apple Crisp Wafers2 Wafers
Cinnamon Spice Wafers2 Wafers