Put one dose into an empty glass. Mix this product (child or adult dose) with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. See choking warning. Stir briskly and drink promptly. If mixture thickens, add more liquid and stir. For best flavor experience in a 16. 9 Oz (500 ml) bottle of water; drink approximately 1/2 of the water from the bottle. Empty contents of one packet into the bottle. Immediately shake until well mixed and no visible clumps remain. Drink promptly. For a lighter flavor experience and thinner drink, use more water. Bulk-forming fibers like psyllium husk may affect how well other medicines work. If you are taking a prescription medicine by mouth, take this product at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after the prescribed medicine. As your body adjusts to increased fiber intake, you may experience changes in bowel habits or minor bloating. New users: start with 1 dose per day; gradually increase to 3 doses per day as necessary. (When used as a daily fiber supplement): notice: mix this product with at least 8 oz (a full glass) of liquid. Taking without enough liquid may cause choking. Do no take if you have difficulty swallowing. Use as directed. (When used as a therapy for regularity): adults 12 yrs. & Older: 1 packet in 8 oz of liquid at the first sign of irregularity. Can be taken up to 3 times daily. Generally produces effect in 12-72 hours. 6-11 Yrs. : 1/2 Adult dose in 8 oz of liquid, up to 3 times daily. Under 6 yrs. : Consult a doctor. (When used as a daily fiber supplement): adults 12 yrs. & Older: put 1 packet into an empty glass and mix with 8 oz of liquid up to 3 times daily for fiber supplement; 3 times daily to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels (this metamucil product has a low glycemic index, a measure of the effect of dietary carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. ) And for cholesterol lowering to promote heart health. Under 12 yrs. : Consult a doctor. See mixing directions in drug facts.