Metamucil Heart and Digestive Health Capsules Ingredients
Psyllium Husk, Gelatin, Polysorbate 80, Caramel Color, Red 40 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake
Active Ingredient (in each CAPSULE)
Psyllium Husk, Approximately 0.52 g
Metamucil Heart and Digestive Health Capsules Information and Facts
Metamucil Capsules provide an easy way to increase your daily fiber intake. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil Capsules provides 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber.
Consult a doctor if you are considering using Metamucil Capsules as part of a cholesterol-lowering program.
Amount Per Serving
Total Carb. 3g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Soluble Fiber 2g
Protein (Less than 1 gram)
Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Daily Value (DV) not established.
Metamucil Heart and Digestive Health Capsules Directions
Adults 12 years and older:
2 to 6 capsules per serving for increasing daily fiber intake
6 capsules per serving for cholesterol-lowering use
Take product with 8 ounces of liquid (swallow one capsule at a time) up to three times daily.
NOTICE: Take this product with at least 8 oz (a full glass) of liquid. Taking without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take if you have difficulty swallowing.
Metamucil Heart and Digestive Health Capsules Fiber Therapy for Regularity Directions
Fiber therapy for regularity
Take this product with at least 8 oz (a full glass) of liquid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking.
Adults 12 years and older: 5 capsules with 8 oz of liquid (swallow 1 capsule at a time) at the first sign of irregularity. Can be taken up to 3 times daily. Generally produces effect in 12 to 72 hours.
6-11 years: Consider use of Metamucil Powder or Wafer products.
Under 6 years: Consult a doctor regarding use of Metamucil Powder or Wafer products.
Laxatives, including bulk fibers, may affect how well other medicines work. If you are taking a prescription medicine by mouth, take this product at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after the prescribed medicine. As your body adjusts to increased fiber intake, you may experience changes in bowel habits or minor bloating.
Metamucil Heart and Digestive Health Capsules Warnings
Choking: Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty swallowing. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.
This product may cause allergic reaction in people sensitive to inhaled or ingested psyllium.
Ask a doctor before use if you have:
A sudden change in bowel habits persisting for 2 weeks
Abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
Constipation lasts more than 7 days
Rectal bleeding occurs
These may be signs of a serious condition.
Keep out of reach of children.
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Metamucil Heart and Digestive Health Capsules Other Information
Each capsule contains: 5 mg potassium.
Store at room temperature tightly closed to protect from humidity.
See bottom for expiration date.
Contains 100% natural, therapeutic fiber
Why Is Metamucil Better?
Metamucil gives you more. Itís the #1 doctor, pharmacist,1 and gastroenterologist2 recommended fiber brand.
* Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One adult dose of Metamucil has at least 2.1 grams of this soluble fiber. Use as directed. May contain trace amounts of gluten. If you have specific dietary needs, you should consult your doctor before consuming this product. This Metamucil product has a low glycemic index, a measure of the effect of dietary carbohydrates on blood sugar levels.
† THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.