Citrucel is used to treat constipation. It works by increasing the volume of the stool, and by absorbing water, it forms a soft, fluid mass in the colon and stimulates an increase in bowel movements.
1. What is Citrucel?
Citrucel is a bulk-forming laxative that increases the amount of water in your stools to make them softer and easier to pass. Citrucel is used to treat constipation and to help maintain regular bowel movements.
2. How to use Citrucel
Take Citrucel by mouth directly as directed by your doctor. If you are self-treating, follow all directions on the product label. For the powder form of this medicine, measure each dose according to the directions on the product label. Mix in a full glass of water or other liquid, stir well and drink immediately. You can add more liquid to the mixture if it is too thick. Be careful not to inhale the powder as it may cause an allergic reaction. Based on factors such as age, medical condition and response to treatment, the doctor will determine the dose of medicine for the patient. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed by your doctor. This product may decrease the absorption of other medicines you are taking. Take this product at least 2 hours apart from other medicines you are taking. It may take 1 to 3 days before Citrucel starts working. To get the most out of the medicine, use it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Unless directed by your doctor, do not take this medicine for more than 7 days. If bleeding from the rectum occurs or symptoms become more severe, contact your doctor immediately. Contact medical care immediately if you think you may have a serious medical problem.
3. Possible side effects when using Citrucel medicine
Gas or stomach cramps may occur after using Citrucel. If any of these symptoms persist or get worse, tell your doctor right away. However, the majority of people taking Citrucel do not experience any serious side effects. This product must be taken with at least a full glass of water or other liquid (approximately 240ml) so as not to get stuck in the throat, causing choking. Seek immediate medical attention if, after taking this product, you have symptoms of asphyxiation such as: Vomiting, difficulty swallowing/breathing. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are very rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of these symptoms, such as: rash, itching, swelling feeling short of breath, dizziness.
4. Measures to prevent side effects of the drug Citrucel
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to the medicine or any other allergic reaction. Tell your doctor about products you are taking such as prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and herbal products. Provide complete information about your medical history to your doctor, especially if you have problems such as: Stomach/intestinal obstruction, appendicitis, sudden change in bowel habits, and prolonged periods of time. more than 2 weeks, rectal bleeding. If you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU). Talk to your doctor about using these medications safely. If you are pregnant, tell your doctor before using this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking Citrucel if you are breast-feeding.
5. Notes when using the drug Citrucel
While using Citrucel, do not start, stop, or change the dose of any other medicines you are taking without your doctor's approval. This may increase the risk of serious side effects or may cause Citrucel to work less effectively. Share a list of all your medications with your doctor to reduce your risk of serious drug problems. Lifestyle changes that can prevent or relieve constipation include: Exercise, drink enough water and eat right with foods rich in fiber such as bran, fresh fruits and vegetables. Talk to your doctor about lifestyle changes that may benefit you. When you unfortunately miss a previous dose; Do not combine doses. Different brands of this medicine have different ways of storing them. Therefore, you need to check the information on the product for detailed instructions on how to store the medicine. Never leave the medicine out of reach of children. When the medicine is no longer needed, dispose of it properly.
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