Citrucel Tablets

Generic Name: methylcellulose
Dosage Form: tablet

Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.

Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each caplet)

Methylcellulose (a non-allergenic fiber) 500mg

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Purpose

Bulk-forming laxative

Uses

  • helps restore and maintain regularity
  • relieves constipation (irregularity)
  • for constipation associated with other bowel disorders like IBS when recommended by a doctor
  • generally produces a bowel movement in 12- 72 hours

Warnings

Choking: 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.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • a sudden change in bowel habits that persists for two weeks
  • abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • constipation lasts more than 7 days
  • you have rectal bleeding

These could be signs of a serious condition.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

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. SEE CHOKING WARNING.

Age Dose Maximum Dose
adults & children 12 years of age and over start with 2 caplets. Increase as needed up to 6 times per day. do not exceed 12 caplets per day
children 6 - 11 years of age start with 1 caplet. Increase as needed up to 6 times per day. do not exceed 6 caplets per day
children under 6 years of age consult a physician consult a physician

Other information

  • each caplet contains: calcium 10mg
  • store below 77oF (25oC)
  • protect contents from humidity
  • keep tightly closed

Inactive ingredients

crospovidone, dibasic calcium phosphate, FD&C yellow no. 6 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate

Questions or comments?

call toll-free 1-800-897-6081 (English/Spanish) weekdays

TAMPER EVIDENT PACKAGE

BOTTLE SEALED WITH PRINTED FOIL UNDER CAP.

DO NOT USE IF FOIL IS MISSING OR BROKEN.

Patent Nos. 6350469, 7125562, 6372253, 7132114. 62013XD

Distributed by:

GlaxoSmithKline

Moon Twp, PA 15108

©2009 GlaxoSmithKline

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CITRUCEL®

METHYLCELLULOSE FIBER THERAPY FOR REGULARITY

with smartfiber®

The Only Fiber for Regularity

That Won’t Cause Excess Gas*

*Based on laboratory testing. Individual results may vary.

Caplets

100 FIBER CAPLETS

BETTER VALUE Per Dose than leading competition

CITRUCEL 
methylcellulose tablet
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:0135-0199
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
METHYLCELLULOSE (4000 CPS) (METHYLCELLULOSE (4000 CPS)) METHYLCELLULOSE (4000 CPS) 500 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
CROSPOVIDONE  
ANHYDROUS DIBASIC CALCIUM PHOSPHATE  
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6  
MAGNESIUM STEARATE  
MALTODEXTRIN  
POVIDONE  
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE  
Product Characteristics
Color ORANGE Score no score
Shape FREEFORM (Caplet) Size 19mm
Flavor Imprint Code CIT
Contains         
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:0135-0199-01 180 TABLET (TABLET) in 1 BOTTLE
2 NDC:0135-0199-02 100 TABLET (TABLET) in 1 BOTTLE
3 NDC:0135-0199-03 50 TABLET (TABLET) in 1 BOTTLE
4 NDC:0135-0199-14 164 TABLET (TABLET) in 1 BOTTLE
5 NDC:0135-0199-16 220 TABLET (TABLET) in 1 BOTTLE
6 NDC:0135-0199-04 6 TABLET (TABLET) in 1 BOTTLE
7 NDC:0135-0199-05 28 TABLET (TABLET) in 1 BOTTLE
8 NDC:0135-0199-06 2 TABLET (TABLET) in 1 POUCH
9 NDC:0135-0199-07 240 TABLET (TABLET) in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
OTC monograph not final part334 02/01/2010
Labeler - GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healtcare LP (828924212)
Revised: 10/2010
 
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healtcare LP



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