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Will Taking Citrucel Help Me Lose Weight
No: Fiber supplements are not digested - that's what makes them fiber. They just sit in your intestines and attract water, helping to soften stools and make bowels regular. Since not digested, no calories or weight gain. Some may contain other ingredients to make them more palatalbe and tasty (i love the fiber brownies!) - then these do indeed have calories. Read container and see if lists calories. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
What causes intestinal bloating? Looks like I am pregnant. Could lose 10lbs, but not really overweight. More fiber? Metamucil or citrucel?
Healthy diet: Try eating a healthy diet before resorting to medication. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meat, and plenty of water. Stay away from all sweets, processed food, soft drinks, and fast food. After several days your digestive system should straighten out. If not check with your physician. ...Read more
Drink Plenty of H2O: Fiber acts like a sponge in the intestinal tract, providing "bulk" to help treat constipation. It is not a medicine--nothing is absorbed into your system. Like any sponge, it requires liquid to become effective--otherwise, it can actually cause constipation. Make an active effort to drink 64 ounces of water a day. ...Read more
I'm currently taking xarelto and am curious if it's ok to to take citrucel powder. Also is it safe to take citrucel everyday to help with regularity?
By accident?: You should be fine however. Be careful with your meds in the future. ...Read more
About 20 grams: About 20 grams.Get a more detailed answer ›
Small: Most people need between 25-30 grams a day. If you tend to be constipated then you need more. A "usual" dose from a supplement such as citucel, whether tablet or powder form, have between 4-6 grams. So someone can not get there full daily requirement from them. You must change your diet and drink your water everyday. ...Read more
Once: Usually once a day is sufficient. Like a lot of things it depends and you may have to titrate what is needed for your system. ...Read more
All effective: Theses are just supplements. All are effective but I caution that while taking benefiber you have to make sure you drink lots of water with it. But these just supplement your diet. Most people need 25-30 grams a day and it is impossible to get this just from these products. You still have to change your diet and get it there. Consult with your physician for more info. ...Read more
Indefinately: Cirtucel is harmless and can be taken with out concern. ...Read more
When eaten, methyl Cellulose is not absorbed by the intestines but passes through the digestive tract undisturbed. It attracts large amounts of water into the colon, producing a softer and bulkier stool. It is used to treat constipation, diverticulosis, hemorrhoids and irritable bowel syndrome. It should be taken with sufficient amounts of fluid to prevent dehydration.
Because it absorbs water an. ...Read more
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
Severe allergic rxts: ...include: rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; difficulty swallowing; nausea; rectal bleeding; stomach pain; vomiting. Ref: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/citrucel-side-effects. Html ...Read more
Should I increase the dose of citrucel to twice a day for constipation? Winding myself out of merilax and want to stay regular.
I have diverticulitis and recovering from a bout of it. I finished my antibiotics a week ago. Can I start using citrucel daily? And how much?
Yes: Take the recommended dosage at bedtime. You should be ok ...Read more
Is it safe to take 2 caplets of citrucel everyday on a regimented basis? Does it matter that its advertised as a laxative?
Yes: Make sure you take them with plenty of water! ...Read more
About the same: Both are soluble fibers and will soak up liquids. Metamucil is ferment able so make cause more bloating than citrucel. Start slowly ; work your way up. ...Read more
It's possible: It can happen when one is not properly hydrated or with the use of certain meds. ...Read more
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
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
Read packet: I don't know. I recommend konsyl or Metamucil (or generic for the latter). Plus or minus milk of mag. ...Read more
I Had diverticulitis episode 3 weeks ago. Last night started feeling discomfort in my lower tummy. Could it be from citrucel? Been takin it for a week
Citrucel: Citrucel is not absorbed by the gut and thus acts by adding "bulk" to the stool. This can certainly cause symptoms such as bloating as the the gut adjusts. It is not generally recommended in situations of suspected bowel obstruction because pressure from bulk can build up rapidly and diverticulitis can recur. Would be ok if you are having bowel movements and no other sign of (see comment).. ...Read more
Which probiotics are good to take after a bout of diverticulitis? I'm also taking citrucel everyday. I bought colon health from bayer (aspirin).
Best: Probiotics that I use regularly with my patients are Florastor or align both over the counter and available virtually everywhere. ...Read more
After longconstipation/blockage colonoscopy, taking Citrucel but still bloated, sore stomach. What should my doc check next? Is this damage that can heal?
Gut flora needs: To be balanced. Consider seeing a nutritionist and taking a Probiotic. (Dr. Ohira brand is a good one.) Stick w/your doc so any medical conditions can be identified or ruled out. Possible food sensitivity. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has a good lab test for that. Peace and good health. ...Read more