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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
29 doctors shared insights

Citrucel (Overview)

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


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
29 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 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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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

Dr. Marc Kohli
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Methylcellulose (Definition)

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