Metamucil Wafers

  • Constipation and bowel cleansers

Metamucil Wafers Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Psyllium husk 3.4g; per 2 wafers; apple crisp or cinnamon spice flavor; contains sodium, 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 Wafers Indications



Metamucil Wafers 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 Wafers Contraindications


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

Metamucil Wafers Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Metamucil Wafers Warnings/Precautions


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

Metamucil Wafers Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Metamucil Wafers Interactions


Separate dosing by at least 2 hours from other medications.

Metamucil Wafers Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Esophageal, gastric, enteral, rectal obstruction.

Metamucil Wafers Clinical Trials

See Literature

Metamucil Wafers Note

Not Applicable

Metamucil Wafers Patient Counseling

See Literature