FAQs

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by healthcare providers about the benefits of Metamucil® Powders, Capsules, and Meta Fiber Thins, and how to safely and effectively add them to your patients’ daily routine.

Why have the drug facts, drug information been removed from the Metamucil Powders labels?

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What is the supplement ingredient in Metamucil?

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How much soluble fiber from psyllium husk is in a single serving of Meta?

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How are the types of fiber different?

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How does psyllium fiber help maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of my patients’ diet?*

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Do Capsules have the same benefits as other versions of Metamucil?

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Why are so many Capsules required per serving?

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How much sugar is in Meta products, and what effect would this have on a calorie-restricted diet?

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Are there any drug interactions or restrictions with Metamucil?

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What are the exact medications one should be careful to separate by the recommended two-hour period?

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Why is the serving size different for some versions of Metamucil Powders?

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In what flavors/varieties/forms is psyllium available in fiber products from Meta?

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Can I use Metamucil in a nasogastric (ng) tube? In a gastric (g) tube?

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Where can I find information on Metamucil sodium/potassium/calorie/carbohydrate/fat/phenylalanine levels per serving?

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Do Meta products contain gluten?

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Which Meta products do not contain aspartame?

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Which Metamucil has gelatin in it? Is it Kosher?

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Does Metamucil cause diarrhea?

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Are there sugar-free options for my patients?

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Can psyllium cause an allergic reaction?

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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.