What are the different types of Citrucel?


  • ORANGE MIX. Our clinically-proven effective fiber has a great orange flavor and mixes well with a glass of water.
  • SUGAR-FREE ORANGE MIX. A good choice for sugar-restricted diets, our sugar-free mix tastes great and offers the same benefits as the original orange mix.

Is Metamucil and Citrucel the same thing?

Metamucil is more likely to cause gas because it is fermentable, while Citrucel is non-fermentable. They both work by retaining water and making a gel inside your digestive system to trap and remove the waste.

Is there a generic version of Citrucel?

The generic version of Citrucel is methylcellulose.

Is it OK to take Citrucel daily?

There’s no evidence that daily use of fiber supplements — such as psyllium (Metamucil, Konsyl, others) or methylcellulose (Citrucel) — is harmful. Fiber has a number of health benefits, including normalizing bowel function and preventing constipation.

How long does it take for Citrucel to work?

It may take 1 to 3 days before this medication starts working. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Do not take this medication for more than 7 days unless directed by your doctor.

What is the replacement for Citrucel?

Citrucel (methylcellulose) is mainly insoluble fibers that are nonfermentable, so it’s less likely to contribute to bloating and gas. Psyllium husk (Metamucil and Konsyl) is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Generally, fiber supplements with mainly insoluble fiber may be a better option for constipation.

Should I take Citrucel in the morning or at night?

Using Citrucel caplets regularly, taking on a regimen (i.e., in the morning, or prior to bedtime), may help provide the most predictable results. If taking Citrucel caplets more than once a day, taking the product in the morning, before breakfast and before bedtime may help provide the most predictable results.

What is the best time of day to take Citrucel?

It can be a good idea to take Citrucel at the same time each day to make it easier to remember. For example, you could take it right after brushing your teeth in the morning or with breakfast. Because Citrucel can interfere with the absorption of other drugs, take it at least 2 hours before or after other medications.

How much water should you drink with Citrucel?

This product must be taken with at least a full glass of water or other liquid (8 ounces/240 milliliters) so that it will not swell in the throat, causing choking. Seek immediate medical attention if after taking this product you have symptoms of choking such as: chest pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing/breathing.

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