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How can constipation be treated despite being on Metamucil?

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Posted on Sat, 8 Feb 2020
Question: I am on contave to lose weight. I am having a problem with constipation. I am drinking more water and metamucil but still having a problem. I may reduce my dosage for example going from 4 pills a day (2 in the morning and 2 in the evening) to 3 or maybe 2. Any suggestions? I know it is unhealthy to take too much laxitive like XXXXXXX of magnesia.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Take lactilol.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I would suggest you to use lactilol granules in combination with isabghul husk.They are very safe and can be used for a long time without any side effect.

Occasionally polyethylene glycol can also be used in 10 to 15 ml doses.

Constipation is a side effect of Naltrexone and just taking Metamucil won't help.

Don't be too concerned as patients with liver and heart problems are taking laxatives like lactilol lactulose safely for years.

Secondly
Add
Yohimbine supplement on capsule daily(acts best on brown fat)
L carnitine 1000 mg once daily for better results.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ramesh Kumar, Gastroenterologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (44 minutes later)
How can I get this? Do I have to go through my Doctor/pharmacy or can I get this over-the- counter like at Walgreens or any similar store. Thanks xxxxxx
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

follow up.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

They are all over the counter.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ramesh Kumar, Gastroenterologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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How can constipation be treated despite being on Metamucil?

Brief Answer: Take lactilol. Detailed Answer: Hello, I would suggest you to use lactilol granules in combination with isabghul husk.They are very safe and can be used for a long time without any side effect. Occasionally polyethylene glycol can also be used in 10 to 15 ml doses. Constipation is a side effect of Naltrexone and just taking Metamucil won't help. Don't be too concerned as patients with liver and heart problems are taking laxatives like lactilol lactulose safely for years. Secondly Add Yohimbine supplement on capsule daily(acts best on brown fat) L carnitine 1000 mg once daily for better results. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ramesh Kumar, Gastroenterologist