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Dr. Austina Cho
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Stool Softener (Definition)

Stool softeners are medications that relieve constipation ...Read more


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Quick question; can you take a stool softener and citucel if you're pregnant?

Quick question; can you take a stool softener and citucel if you're pregnant?

Yes: Both are safe , but make sure your OB knows everything you are taking and any ?S about safety of any meds should be directed to your ob. ...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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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

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Should i increase the dose of citrucel to twice a day for constipation? Winding myself out of merilax and want to stay regular.

Should i increase the dose of citrucel  to   twice a day  for constipation?  Winding myself out of merilax and want to stay regular.

Not really: I would not use any more bulk laxative than the directions indicate. More is not necessarily better. I suggest good hydration, a balanced diet, and physical activity . Regularity varies from person to person, so don't think you must have a movement every day. Good luck. ...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

Dr. Marc Kohli
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Methylcellulose (Definition)

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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Citrucel (Definition)

Citrucel is a laxative which is a ...Read more