methylcellulose

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methylcellulose

[′meth·əl′sel·yə‚lōs]
(organic chemistry)
A grayish-white powder derived from cellulose; swells in water to a colloidal solution; soluble in glacial acetic acid; used in water-based paints and ceramic glazes, for leather tanning, and as a thickening and sizing agent, adhesive, and food additive. Also known as cellulose methyl ether.
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TABLE 3 aTherapeutic options for the management of constipation Type Example Dose Lifestyle Increase liquids Mineral water 2 liters/day in diet (17) Increase fiber Dietary fiber 25 g/day in diet (17) Moderate Unspecified Unspecified physical activity Eliminate excessive -- -- use of laxatives Bulk Wheat bran (18) -- 20 g/day Psyllium (19) Metamucil 7 g/day Methylcellulose (20) Citrucel 4-6 g/day Calcium FiberCon 4-6 g/day polycarbophil (21) Saline (13,14) Magnesium citrate Citroma 200 mL/day Magnesium Milk of 2.
Examples of these agents are Citrucel, FiberCon, and Metamucil[R].
We have used supplemental fibers such as Citrucel [R] and Metamucil [R] with success, although flavor and texture can be an issue.
Lakeside Pharmaceutical introduced a regular flavor of Citrucel, which contains only a hint of citrus.
She points out that GSK has the most products to take care of multiple digestive health needs --eight in total (Benefiber, Turns, Alii, Prevacid, Citrucel, Ex-Lax, Gaviscon and Gas-X).
Eat plenty of high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, drink plenty of fluids, and consider over-the-counter fiber supplements such as Metamucil and Citrucel.
Citrucel is an example of a product that contains insoluble fiber (methylcellulose).
Ask your doctor if you should be taking a fiber supplement like Metamucil or Citrucel.
A fiber product such as Metamucil, Citrucel, or psyllium may help as well.
BULK-FORMERS (like Metamucil, Citrucel, Konsyl, and Serutan) absorb water in the intestine and make the stool softer.
Bulk-forming agents are also frequently used such as Metamucil and Citrucel.