Metamucil Capsules

  • Constipation and bowel cleansers

Metamucil Capsules Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Psyllium husk 0.52g; per cap; contains potassium.

Pharmacological Class

Bulk forming.

How Supplied

Pwd—48, 72, 114, 180, 220 doses; Pwd packets—30; Wafers—24; Caps—100, 160, 300; Caps + calcium—75, 120

Metamucil Capsules Indications



Metamucil Capsules Dosage and Administration


3.4g of powder in 8oz liquid, or 2 wafers or 5 caps with 8oz liquid 1–3 times daily, or 5 caps plus calcium with 8oz liquid up to 4 times daily. Drink 8 more ounces of liquid after powder. Results in 12–72 hours.


<6yrs: not recommended. 6–11yrs (use powder or wafer): 1.7g of powder in 8oz liquid, or 1 wafer with 8oz liquid 1–3 times daily. Drink 8 more ounces of liquid after powder.

Metamucil Capsules Contraindications


Signs/symptoms of appendicitis. Intestinal obstruction. Fecal impaction. Dysphagia.

Metamucil Capsules Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Metamucil Capsules Warnings/Precautions


Rectal bleeding. Esophageal narrowing. Diabetes (sugar-containing forms).

Metamucil Capsules Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Metamucil Capsules Interactions


Separate dosing by at least 2 hours from other medications.

Metamucil Capsules Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Esophageal, gastric, enteral, rectal obstruction.

Metamucil Capsules Clinical Trials

See Literature

Metamucil Capsules Note

Not Applicable

Metamucil Capsules Patient Counseling

See Literature