Q. One of your readers asked for advice regarding constipation caused by Fosamax and Lipitor. I was surprised you did not mention taking Metamucil to help with constipation.
I have had to follow that regimen for over 30 years, taking 3 teaspoonsful daily. Please pass this information on.
A. Psyllium, the active ingredient in Metamucil and similar products, works well to counteract constipation. It can also help lower cholesterol.
Psyllium must not be taken at the same time as Fosamax or Lipitor, however. It might interfere with the absorption and thus the effectiveness of these drugs.