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Can Citrucel make you gassy?
Common side effects of Citrucel include: Flatulence (gas) Impaction. Excessive bowel activity.
What happens if you take too much Citrucel?
Citrucel is usually taken 1 to 3 times per day. Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Overuse of a laxative may cause damage to the nerves, muscles, or tissues in your intestines.
Does Citrucel have any side effects?
Gastrointestinal side effects of bulk laxatives have included bloating, diarrhea, rumbling sounds, nausea, mild abdominal cramps, severe abdominal pain, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.
Is it safe to take Citrucel long term?
In general, bulk-forming laxatives, also referred to as fiber supplements, are the gentlest on your body and safest to use long term. Metamucil and Citrucel fall into this category.
Is it OK to take Citrucel everyday?
There’s no evidence that daily use of fiber supplements — such as psyllium (Metamucil, Konsyl, others) or methylcellulose (Citrucel) — is harmful.
Should you take Citrucel before or after meals?
Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. If you do not take Citrucel (methylcellulose tablets) with lots of liquid, it may swell and block your throat, which may cause choking. Do not take Citrucel (methylcellulose tablets) if you have trouble swallowing.
How long does it take for Citrucel to work?
It may take 1 to 3 days before this medication starts working. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Do not take this medication for more than 7 days unless directed by your doctor.
When to take Citrucel?
Citrucel with SmartFiber can be taken any time of the day. We do suggest that once you have chosen the time of day to take Citrucel with SmartFiber, continue to take it consistently at that time every day. It can be taken before, between and/or after meals.
Can you take Citrucel everyday?
Citrucel is usually taken 1 to 3 times per day. Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Is Citrucel a laxative?
Citrucel is a bulk-forming laxative that increases the amount of water in your stools to help make them softer and easier to pass. Citrucel is used to treat constipation and to help maintain regular bowel movements.
Does Citrucel cause constipation?
Citrucel (methylcellulose) is an over-the-counter (OTC) bulk producing fiber laxative used to relieve constipation (irregularity), help to restore and maintain regularity, for constipation associated with other bowel disorders like IBS when recommended by a doctor, and generally produces a bowel movement in 12-72 hours.