Metamucil - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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About this Medication
  • Brand Name: Metamucil
  • Chemical Name: psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid (sill-i-yum hye-droe-fill-ik myoo-sill-oid)
  • Usage in MS: Constipation
  • Generic Available: No

This medication is available without a prescription.


Psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid is a bulk-forming oral laxative. This type of laxative is not digested by the body; it absorbs liquids from the intestines and swells to form a soft, bulky stool. The bowel is then stimulated normally by the presence of the bulky stool.

Click here to read more about psyllium, which is also sold under the brand names Alramucil®, Cilium®, Fiberall®, Genfiber®, Hydrocil®, Konsyl®, Maalox®, Daily Fiber Therapy®, Natural Fiber Therapy®, Natural Vegetable®, Perdiem Fiber®, Reguloid®, Serutan®, Syllact®, Uni-Laxative®, V-Lax®.