Metamucil Faqs: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Metamucil used for?

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How long does it take Metamucil to work?

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What does it mean to feel lighter with Metamucil?

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Is Metamucil a laxative?

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Is Metamucil safe?

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What is psyllium?

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What is the difference between Smooth Texture and Coarse Milled Texture?

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What is maltodextrin?

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Is Metamucil gluten free?

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What is a low glycemic index?

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How does Metamucil support appetite control?

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Is there any scientific or medical evidence for the heart health claim?

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Why should I talk to my healthcare provider before taking Metamucil to support heart health or healthy blood sugar levels?

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Should I take Metamucil for an occasionally upset stomach?

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Is it OK to take Metamucil with food? Should I take it before or after meals?

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Can I take Metamucil every day?

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Can I give Metamucil to my child?

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Can I add Metamucil to coffee or tea?

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Why is the serving size different for Sugar and Sugar Free Powders?

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*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.

†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 has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. One serving of Metamucil capsules has at least 1.8 grams of this soluble fiber.

**Survey of 291 adults who self-reported that they felt lighter and more energetic after completing the Metamucil Two Week Challenge.

^P&G calculation based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its ScanTrack Service for the Digestive Health category for the 52-week period ending 04/27/19, for the total U.S. market, xAOC, according to the P&G custom product hierarchy. Copyright © 2019, The Nielsen Company.