Metamucil Dosing Information

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.

Product Serving Size (Adults):

  • Capsules

    2 to 6 Capsules
  • Capsules Plus Calcium

    2 to 5 Capsules
  • Orange Smooth

    1 Tablespoon
  • Orange Coarse

    1 Tablespoon
  • Sugar Free Orange Smooth

    1 Teaspoon
  • Sugar Free Original Smooth

    1 Teaspoon
  • Sugar Free Pink Lemonade Smooth

    1 Teaspoon
  • Sugar Free Berry Smooth

    1 Teaspoon
  • Original Coarse

    1 Teaspoon
  • Apple Crisp Wafers

    2 Wafers
  • Cinnamon Spice Wafers

    2 Wafers
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