There are some prescription drugs that can have a bad side effect, constipation. When this happened to me, I asked my doctor what I could do about it. He told me not to take any laxatives other than the bulk style laxatives, such as Metamucil, Citrucil, etc.
I tried these types of laxatives for a short period, long enough to know that I didn’t really like the taste of these kinds of products. One day when I was shopping at my local Costco warehouse store, I found a product that sounded great, Kirkland Fiber Tabs.
Kirkland Fiber Tabs come in a white bottle with a screw off lid, it is not a child proof lid. It contains 250 caplets, and the label shows a picture of two caplets that are actually pretty close to the actual size. They are oval shaped, and are a little on the big side, measuring three quarters of an inch long.
Kirkland Fiber Tabs are a bulk-forming laxative, and according to my physician, they are not addictive like other pill type laxatives can become. The Kirkland Fiber Tabs contain 244 milligrams of calcium per dose, they are gentle and can be taken on a daily basis, and they have the “natural action of fiber”.
The product compares itself to another product on the market called FiberCon. Last, the label says these are a “Pharmacist Value” and that the quality is assured. Other ingredients in Kirkland Fiber Tabs are 625 milligrams of calcium polycarbophil, which is equivalent to 500 milligrams polycarbophil.
The proper dosage for adults is 2 caplets once a day, taken with at least eight ounces of water. There is a warning that if you take these caplets without enough water, it could pose a choking hazard. The directions explains that these work naturally, and you may need to use them for up to three days before you get relief from constipation. Of course, there are a lot of variables to take into consideration, such as your diet, activity level, how severely constipated you are, or if you have taken a lot of laxatives in the past.
These Kirkland Fiber Tabs really do work. Of course, drinking a lot of water and getting proper exercise also helped me a lot, but I no longer have these issues because of side effects of my medications. They are large, but the caplets are easy to swallow. I have gotten into the habit of taking these every day when I take my other medications and vitamins.
If you suffer with irregularity, I suggest Kirkland Fiber Tabs, based on my own experience with these caplets. I highly recommend them.