What Is the Best Way to Take Metamucil?

For occasional constipation, the best way to take Metamucil is in powder or wafer form, according to Drugs.com. In powder and wafer forms, Metamucil contains more of the active ingredient psyllium husk than it does in capsule form, 3.4 grams per serving versus 2.6 grams.

The best way to take Metamucil is a matter of personal preference as well as the costs involved in each form of the product. It may be easier to consume wafers than it is to drink 8 ounces of liquid containing 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls of the powder and swallow five to six capsules up to three times per day, states Drugs.com.