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CITRUCEL
Constipation and bowel cleansers
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Drug Name:

CITRUCEL OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Methylcellulose 2g per 19g; pwd; orange flavor.

Company:
GlaxoSmithKline

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for CITRUCEL:

Constipation, adjunct in diverticulosis, irritable bowel syndrome.

Adult:

1 heaping tablespoonful (19g) in 8oz cold water or juice 1–3 times daily.

Children:

<6 yrs: not recommended. ≥6 yrs: ½ adult dose 1–3 times daily.

Contraindications:

Signs/symptoms of appendicitis. Intestinal obstruction. Fecal impaction.

Warnings/Precautions:

Narrowed intestinal lumen. Discontinue if rectal bleeding or if no bowel movement occurs.

Interactions:

Reduced absorption of salicylates, digitalis, oral anticoagulants, nitrofurantoins, others.

See Also:

CITRUCEL SUGAR-FREE

Pharmacological Class:

Bulk forming.

Adverse Reactions:

Esophageal, gastric, enteral, rectal obstruction.

How Supplied:

Pwd—16oz, 24oz, 30oz; Packets (single-dose)—20; Sugar-free pwd—8.6oz, 16.9oz

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