Methylcellulose is a bulk-forming laxative that helps to soften and pass your faeces by increasing the quantity of water in them.
Constipation is treated with methylcellulose, which also aids in the maintenance of regular bowel movements.
Methylcellulose can be used for a variety of other things that aren’t covered in this drug guide.
What is Methylcellulose (Citrucel) used for?
What is the most important information I should know about Methylcellulose (Citrucel)?
If you are allergic to methylcellulose, you should avoid it.
If you have any other medical issues, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about whether it’s safe for you to use this medicine, especially if you have:
Irritable bowel syndrome; difficulty swallowing; stomach pain with nausea or vomiting; a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts two weeks or longer; or if you’ve been constipated for more than one week.
Phenylalanine may be present in this medication. If you have phenylketonuria, see your doctor before using methylcellulose (PKU).
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, see your doctor before using methylcellulose.
Without medical guidance, do not give this medicine to a kid under the age of six.
What are the side effects of Methylcellulose (Citrucel)?
If you have any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or neck, get immediate medical attention.
If you have any of the following symptoms, call your doctor right once.
severe stomach cramps, rectal bleeding, or no bowel movement within 3 days of consuming methylcellulose are all possible side effects.
This is not an exhaustive list of potentially adverse effects; more may arise. For medical advice on side effects, contact your doctor. You can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.
Can I take Methylcellulose (Citrucel) if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Ask your doctor before taking methylcellulose if you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.
What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Methylcellulose (Citrucel)?
Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
How to take Methylcellulose (Citrucel)?
Use Methylcellulose (Citrucel) according to the package directions or as instructed by your doctor. Do not use in excess of the indicated dosage or for longer than the advised duration.
Methylcellulose is typically consumed one to three times per day. Follow the directions on the label or as advised by your doctor. Do not use in excess of the indicated dosage or for longer than the advised duration. The nerves, muscles, and tissues in your intestines may be damaged if you use a laxative too often.
Methylcellulose is a powder drug that must be combined with 8 ounces of cold water or another liquid. Drink the entire combination, followed by another glass of water.
In older individuals, using methylcellulose without enough fluids can cause the powder to expand in your throat and induce choking.
If you experience chest pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, or difficulties breathing after taking this prescription, seek emergency medical help right away.
Within 12 to 3 days, you should have a bowel movement.
If your symptoms do not improve after three days of treatment, contact your doctor.
Store away from moisture and heat at room temperature.