Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Citrucel, Citrucel Clear Mix, Citrucel Food Pack, Citrucel Lax, Citrucel SF
Generic Name: methylcellulose (Pronunciation: METH il SEL yoo los)
What is methylcellulose (Citrucel, Citrucel Clear Mix, Citrucel Food Pack, Citrucel Lax, Citrucel SF)?
Methylcellulose is a bulk-forming laxative. Methylcellulose absorbs liquid in the intestines and makes a bulky, softer stool which is easier to pass.
Methylcellulose helps relieve constipation and to maintain regularity.
Methylcellulose may also have uses other than those listed in this product guide.
What are the possible side effects of methylcellulose (Citrucel, Citrucel Clear Mix, Citrucel Food Pack, Citrucel Lax, Citrucel SF)?
If you experience any of the following uncommon but serious side effects, stop taking methylcellulose and seek medical treatment or contact your doctor immediately:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about methylcellulose (Citrucel, Citrucel Clear Mix, Citrucel Food Pack, Citrucel Lax, Citrucel SF)?
Do not use methylcellulose without first talking to your doctor if you have stomach (abdominal) pain, nausea, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing.
Taking methylcellulose without enough liquid may cause it to swell in the throat and cause choking.
If you experience chest pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, or difficulty breathing after taking methylcellulose, seek immediate medical attention.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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