Metamucil, in capsule or powder form, is to be taken orally as per a doctor's prescription along with a full glass of water or any other liquid, with or without food, reports Drugs.com. If Metamucil wafers are taken, they must be chewed properly prior to swallowing, states WebMD.
The recommended dose of Metamucil powder is taken in an empty glass into which 240 milliliters or 8 ounces of water or any other liquid is added, says Drugs.com. The mixture is stirred and consumed immediately. If the mixture becomes thick, more water or liquid is added. Metamucil powder is not be breathed in as it may cause allergic reactions, explains WebMD. If the Metamucil capsule dose requires consumption of more than one capsule, only one capsule is to be ingested at a time along with 8 ounces or 240 milliliters of water, states Drugs.com.
Other medications must not be taken within two hours before and after consuming Metamucil, as the drug may reduce the absorption of other medicines, advises Drugs.com. If a dose is missed, it should be taken at the earliest. However, if it is time to take the next dose, the missed dose is to be skipped, instead of consuming two doses at one time.
Metamucil is to be taken as per a physician's direction, states WebMD. However, if self-treating, it must be consumed according to the directions given on the drug's package. The medication is not be taken for over seven days unless recommended otherwise by the doctor.