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Drug Name:


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


Therapeutic Use:

Indications for CITRUCEL:

Constipation, adjunct in diverticulosis, irritable bowel syndrome.


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


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


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


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


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

See Also:


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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