Citrucel with SmartFiber

Generic Name: Methylcellulose

  • Other names:

    Citrucel Orange with SmartFiber, Citrucel Sugar Free Orange Mix with SmartFiber, Citrucel Caplets with SmartFiber
  • What is this medication?

    Citrucel with SmartFiber contains a bulk-forming fiber laxative. It is intended to relieve constipation (irregularity) and help restore and maintain regularity. It is also intended for constipation associated with other bowel disorders like irritable bowel syndrome when recommended by a doctor. This product is intended to generally produce a bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Citrucel with SmartFiber?

    Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention.

    Stop using this product and consult a doctor if constipation lasts more than 7 days or if you have rectal bleeding. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Phenylketonurics (people whose bodies cannot break down phenylalanine) should note that Citrucel Sugar Free with Smart Fiber contains phenyalanine.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

    Do not use this product if the printed inner seal beneath the cap is missing or broken.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Citrucel with SmartFiber?

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have a sudden change in bowel habits that persists for 2 weeks or if you have abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting.
  • What are the possible side effects of Citrucel with SmartFiber?

    Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this product.

  • What should I avoid while taking Citrucel with SmartFiber?

    Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing.

    Do not take Citrucel Orange with SmartFiber or Citrucel Sugar Free with SmartFiber more than 3 times per day. Do not exceed the maximum dose of

    Citrucel Caplets with SmartFiber.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Citrucel with SmartFiber?

    If Citrucel with SmartFiber is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Citrucel with SmartFiber with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Citrucel with SmartFiber?

    Citrucel Orange with SmartFiber:

    Mix this product (child or adult dose) with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. Use this product at the first sign of constipation or irregularity. Put one dose in a full glass of cold water. Stir briskly and drink promptly. Drinking another glass of water is helpful.

    Adults and children 12 years: Start with 1 heaping tablespoon. Increase as needed, 1 heaping tablespoon at a time, up to 3 times per day.

    Children 6-11 years: Start with 2.5 level teaspoons. Increase as needed, 2.5 level teaspoons at a time, up to 3 times per day.

    Children <6 years: Consult a doctor.

    Citrucel Sugar Free with SmartFiber:

    Mix this product (child or adult dose) with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking. Use this product at the first sign of constipation or irregularity. Put one dose in a full glass of cold water. Stir briskly and drink promptly. Drinking another glass of water is helpful.

    Adults and children 12 years: Start with 1 rounded tablespoon. Increase as needed, 1 rounded tablespoon at a time, up to 3 times per day.

    Children 6-11 years: Start with 2 level teaspoons. Increase as needed, 2 level teaspoons at a time, up to 3 times per day.

    Children <6 years: Consult a doctor.

    Citrucel Caplets with SmartFiber:

    Take this product (child or adult dose) with at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of water or other fluid. Taking this product without enough liquid may cause choking.

    Adults and children 12 years: Start with 2 caplets. Increase as needed up to 6 times per day. Do not exceed 12 caplets per day.

    Children 6-11 years: Start with 1 caplet. Increase as needed up to 6 times per day. Do not exceed 6 caplets per day.

    Children <6 years: Consult a doctor.

  • How should I store Citrucel with SmartFiber?

    Store at room temperature.