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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Citrucel (Overview)

Citrucel is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


Dr. Harinder Gill
34 doctors shared insights

Citrucel (Overview)

Citrucel is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Gastro suggested merilax + citrucel for constipation. Worked so i stopped merilax. Now, after a week, straining and a get small stools today . Why?

Gastro suggested merilax + citrucel for constipation. Worked so i stopped merilax. Now, after a week,  straining and a get  small stools today . Why?

Evaluation needed...: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is lavage agent; citrucel a stool bulker. Best to seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction), more. ...Read more

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Tobramycin and carbon-methylcellulose sodium lubricant are already given by the doctor for my red eyes. How long wil it take for this to be cured?

Tobramycin and carbon-methylcellulose sodium lubricant are already given by the doctor for my red eyes. How long wil it take for this to be cured?

Lubricating drops : Stop the tobramycin, this can make the eyes even more irritated if used too much. Continue use of the other drop, carboxy-methyl cellulose, this is a lubricating eye drop. ...Read more

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Citrucel, how often should you use this?

Citrucel, how often should you use this?

What'd U want it 2do: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool and improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, and in so doing restricting fat intake. But too much fiber can make you gassy and increase stool volume. ...Read more

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What effect does methylcellulose have on liver?

What effect does methylcellulose have on liver?

None.: It is not absorbed, and hence the liver never sees it. In and out the colon. ...Read more

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So if no effect should I used a second product such as citrucel?

So if no effect should I used a second product such as citrucel?

Sorry we don't track: ...you're answers! HealthTap providers offer general responses to questions, not necessarily address individual concerns. If you prefer, you can have a private dialogue with a physician through HealthTap Prime. That being said, what was the first product you used that you found unsatisfactory, and what condition/symptoms are you trying to treat here? ...Read more

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What effect does methylcellulose have on the liver? Is it helpful?

What effect does methylcellulose have on the liver?  Is it helpful?

None.: It is not absorbed, and hence the liver never sees it. In and out the colon. ...Read more

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How much methylcellulose is in one dose of citrucel, and how much does an adult need daily?

How much methylcellulose is in one dose of citrucel, and how much does an adult need daily?

Read packet: I don't know. I recommend konsyl or metamucil (or generic for the latter). Plus or minus milk of mag. ...Read more

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What is Celevac (methylcellulose) tablets?

What is Celevac (methylcellulose) tablets?

Made from cellulose: Powder with multiple uses. It is in KY Jelly, can be used as a laxative, and is in some skin care products and as a thickener in cooking. See a great discussion here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methyl_cellulose ...Read more

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Is citrucel acid or alkaline?

Is citrucel acid or alkaline?

Citrucel: Citrucel, an over-the-counter laxative consisting mostly of methyl cellulose, in suspension has a pH of approximately 4, making it acidic. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use citrucel daily?

Is it safe to use citrucel daily?

Yes: It is absolutely safe. It is just natural fiber, and it is good for your bowels. If you do this, be sure to drink lots of liquids with it also. It is a good thing to do. Go for it. ...Read more

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Which is better, benifiber or citrucel?

Which is better, benifiber or citrucel?

Water soluble fiber: Both benefiber and citrucel are water-soluble fibers that are equally well tolerated and effective. Choose your favorite based on price, tolerance, taste, availability, and/or your doctor's preference (if he has one ask him why). Read also some great healthtap responses on the overall benefits of fiber supplementation. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Kohli
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Methylcellulose (Definition)

Methylcellulose is a laxative which is a ...Read more