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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Metamucil, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Metamucil side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Metamucil.

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The most commonly reported Metamucil side effects are:
Gas (56 reports)
Pain (41 reports)
Gut Pain (35 reports)
Dizziness (26 reports)
Upset Stomach (23 reports)
Cramping (23 reports)
Heart Burn (23 reports)
Nausea (9 reports)
Chest Pain (8 reports)

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Metamucil Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Metamucil reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Metamucil on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Nephrolithiasis
on Oct 27, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metamucil-2. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metamucil side effects: nephrolithiasis. Metamucil-2 dosage: 2 Capsul, Morning, Oral.

Anaemia, Confusional State, Gait Disturbance, Musculoskeletal Pain, Weight Decreased, Decreased Appetite, Malaise, Fatigue, Cardiac Failure Congestive
Patient was taking Metamucil-2. Patient felt the following Metamucil side effects: anaemia, confusional state, gait disturbance, musculoskeletal pain, weight decreased, decreased appetite, malaise, fatigue, cardiac failure congestive on Oct 24, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 115.0 lb, . Metamucil-2 dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Feosol (25 Mg, Bid)
  • Asacol (400 Mg, Tid)
  • Prilosec (Unk, Prn)
  • Forteo (20 Ug, Qd)
  • Lisinopril
  • Asacol (800 Mg, Tid)
  • Altramet
  • Ultram (Unk, Prn)
Patient was hospitalized.

Eosinophil Count Increased, Blood Pressure Increased, Non-cardiac Chest Pain, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Decreased, Sinus Bradycardia, Discomfort, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Dyspnoea, Vomiting
Adverse event was reported on Oct 12, 2011 by a Female taking Metamucil-2 (Dosage: 1 Capsul, 1/day, Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 42 years of age, weighting 212.3 lb, After Metamucil was administered, patient encountered several Metamucil side effects: eosinophil count increased, blood pressure increased, non-cardiac chest pain, blood creatine phosphokinase decreased, sinus bradycardia, discomfort, white blood cell count increased, dyspnoea, vomiting.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Morphine
  • Zoloft
  • Oral Contraceptive Nos (oral Contraceptive Nos)
  • Amitriptyline Hcl
Patient was hospitalized.

Neurofibromatosis
on Oct 18, 2011 Patient from UNITED STATES , child 2 years of age, was treated with Metamucil-2. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metamucil side effects: neurofibromatosis. Metamucil-2 dosage: 100 Mg, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Naproxen (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Docusate (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Multi-vitamins (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Guaifenesin (Unk)
  • Tylenol-500 (Unk)
  • Laxatives (Unk)
  • Etanercept (25 Mg, Qwk)
  • Rhogam (Unk Unk, Qd)



Diarrhoea, Cholecystectomy, Abdominal Distension
on Oct 13, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was treated with Metamucil-2. Patient felt the following Metamucil side effects: diarrhoea, cholecystectomy, abdominal distension. Metamucil-2 dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Rash, Urinary Tract Infection, Tremor, Hypertension, Urine Output Decreased
Patient was taking Metamucil-2. After Metamucil was administered, patient encountered several Metamucil side effects: rash, urinary tract infection, tremor, hypertension, urine output decreased on Sep 22, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 88 years of age, weighting 326.3 lb, . Metamucil-2 dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Urocit-k
  • Digoxin
  • Carvedilol
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Norvasc
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Avapro (Resumed)


Fatigue, Flatulence, Oral Pain, Musculoskeletal Chest Pain
Adverse event was reported on Sep 15, 2011 by a Male taking Metamucil-2 (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 220.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metamucil side effects: fatigue, flatulence, oral pain, musculoskeletal chest pain.
Associated medications used:
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Sutent (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Levothyroxine (112 Ug, Unk)
  • Metformin (1000 Mg, Unk)
  • Psyllium (28 %, Unk)
  • Lisinopril (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Simvastatin (10 Mg, Unk)


Chest Pain, Vomiting, Choking, Dyspnoea, Blood Pressure Increased, Nausea, Retching
on Sep 10, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 42 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metamucil-2. Patient felt the following Metamucil side effects: chest pain, vomiting, choking, dyspnoea, blood pressure increased, nausea, retching. Metamucil-2 dosage: 1 Capsul, 1/day, Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Dyspnoea, Vomiting, Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Convulsion
on Aug 22, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, was treated with Metamucil Sugar Free Smooth Texture, Pink Limonade Flavor (psyllum Hyd. After Metamucil was administered, patient encountered several Metamucil side effects: dyspnoea, vomiting, asthenia, diarrhoea, convulsion. Metamucil Sugar Free Smooth Texture, Pink Limonade Flavor (psyllum Hyd dosage: 1 Tsp, 1 Only, Oral.

Salivary Gland Neoplasm, Hypokinesia
Patient was taking Metamucil-2. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metamucil side effects: salivary gland neoplasm, hypokinesia on Aug 22, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 60 years of age, . Metamucil-2 dosage: 1 Glass Per Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Pravastatin
  • Hyosicamine (As Needed)
  • Albuterol Sulfate Autohaler (2 Puffs As Needed)
  • Nexium
  • Cortisol (As Needed)
  • Omeprazole
  • Oxybutynine (1-3 Per Day)
  • Calmoseptine (As Needed)


Dyspnoea, Diarrhoea, Asthenia, Convulsion, Vomiting
Adverse event was reported on Jul 22, 2011 by a Female taking Metamucil Sugar Free Smooth Texture, Pink Lemonade Flavor(psyllium Hyd (Dosage: 1 Tsp, 1 Only, Oral) . Location: UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, Patient felt the following Metamucil side effects: dyspnoea, diarrhoea, asthenia, convulsion, vomiting.

Diarrhoea
on Apr 26, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 135.1 lb, was treated with Metamucil-2. After Metamucil was administered, patient encountered several Metamucil side effects: diarrhoea. Metamucil-2 dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Plavix
  • Niaspan
  • Pravachol
  • Fish Oil


Flushing, Hot Flush, Skin Burning Sensation
on Aug 31, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 217.2 lb, was treated with Metamucil-2. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metamucil side effects: flushing, hot flush, skin burning sensation. Metamucil-2 dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Concussion, Fall, Pain In Extremity, Nausea, Malaise, Abdominal Distension, Hand Fracture, Rhinalgia, Facial Bones Fracture
Patient was taking Metamucil-2. Patient felt the following Metamucil side effects: concussion, fall, pain in extremity, nausea, malaise, abdominal distension, hand fracture, rhinalgia, facial bones fracture on Jul 20, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 46 years of age, . Metamucil-2 dosage: 1 Tsp, 1 Only, Oral.

Lymphoma
Adverse event was reported on Mar 25, 2011 by a Male taking Metamucil-2 (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 51 years of age, After Metamucil was administered, patient encountered several Metamucil side effects: lymphoma.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Pneumonia Aspiration, Hypercalcaemia, Thrombosis, Hernia, Asthenia, Renal Failure Acute
on Jun 14, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 78 years of age, was treated with Metamucil-2. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metamucil side effects: pneumonia aspiration, hypercalcaemia, thrombosis, hernia, asthenia, renal failure acute. Metamucil-2 dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled
on May 31, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 77 years of age, was treated with Metamucil-2. Patient felt the following Metamucil side effects: abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhoea, blood pressure inadequately controlled. Metamucil-2 dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prinivil
  • Cozaar
  • Caduet (1 Tab Daily)
  • Tekturna
  • Lopressor
  • Tekturna
  • Lipitor
  • Magnesium Oxide
Patient was hospitalized.

Pruritus, Abdominal Pain, Musculoskeletal Chest Pain, Gout, Pain In Extremity, Exercise Electrocardiogram Abnormal, Fatigue, Oedema
Patient was taking Metamucil-2. After Metamucil was administered, patient encountered several Metamucil side effects: pruritus, abdominal pain, musculoskeletal chest pain, gout, pain in extremity, exercise electrocardiogram abnormal, fatigue, oedema on Aug 24, 2010 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 171.1 lb, . Metamucil-2 dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Pain, C-reactive Protein Increased, Tremor
Adverse event was reported on Apr 12, 2011 by a Female taking Metamucil-2 (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metamucil side effects: pain, c-reactive protein increased, tremor.
Associated medications used:
  • M.v.i.
  • Pravastatin
  • Reclast (5mg/100cc X1 Iv)
  • Lithium
  • Vit D
  • Lisinopril


Neurofibromatosis
on Apr 04, 2011 Patient from UNITED STATES , child 2 years of age, was treated with Metamucil-2. Patient felt the following Metamucil side effects: neurofibromatosis. Metamucil-2 dosage: 100 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Docusate (100 Mg, Unk)
  • Naproxen (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Laxatives (Unk)
  • Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Robitussin (Unk)
  • Etanercept (25 Mg, Qwk)
  • Tums (Unk Unk, Qwk)
  • Tylenol W/ Codeine (Unk Unk, Qd)


Constipation, Colonic Polyp, Frequent Bowel Movements
on Mar 09, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 86 years of age, weighting 184.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metamucil (psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid) (capsule) (psyllium Hydroph. After Metamucil was administered, patient encountered several Metamucil side effects: constipation, colonic polyp, frequent bowel movements. Metamucil (psyllium Hydrophilic Mucilloid) (capsule) (psyllium Hydroph dosage: Per Oral. Patient was hospitalized.

Eye Pain, Influenza Like Illness, Nausea, Constipation, Decreased Appetite
Patient was taking Metamucil /00029101/ (plantago Ovata). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metamucil side effects: eye pain, influenza like illness, nausea, constipation, decreased appetite on Jan 20, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 66 years of age, . Metamucil /00029101/ (plantago Ovata) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:

Fatigue, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Abdominal Discomfort, Cardiac Flutter
Adverse event was reported on Jan 29, 2011 by a Female taking Metamucil-2 (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 72 years of age, Patient felt the following Metamucil side effects: fatigue, vaginal haemorrhage, abdominal discomfort, cardiac flutter.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Vitamin D
  • Sotalol Hydrochloride
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)


Nausea, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Vomiting, Abdominal Tenderness, Ultrasound Abdomen Abnormal, Blood Glucose Increased, Gastrointestinal Sounds Abnormal, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Jan 31, 2011 Male from UNITED STATES , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Metamucil-2. After Metamucil was administered, patient encountered several Metamucil side effects: nausea, blood lactate dehydrogenase increased, vomiting, abdominal tenderness, ultrasound abdomen abnormal, blood glucose increased, gastrointestinal sounds abnormal, incorrect dose administered. Metamucil-2 dosage: Dose , Daily, Oral.

Anxiety, Delusion
on Dec 01, 2010 Female from UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, was treated with Metamucil /00029101/ (plantago Ovata). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Metamucil side effects: anxiety, delusion. Metamucil /00029101/ (plantago Ovata) dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Oxybutynin
  • Cranberry /01512301/ (vaccinium Macrocarpon)
  • Aspirin
  • Qvit
  • Ampyra (10 Mg, Bid)
  • Vytorin
  • Actomel
  • Senna /00142201/ (senna Alexandrina)
Patient was hospitalized.

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