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Citrucel SF Side Effects

Generic Name: methylcellulose

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of methylcellulose. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Citrucel SF.

Not all side effects for Citrucel SF may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to methylcellulose: powder, powder packets, tablets

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Abdominal fullness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking methylcellulose (the active ingredient contained in Citrucel SF)

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; difficulty swallowing; nausea; rectal bleeding; stomach pain; vomiting.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to methylcellulose: compounding powder, oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects of bulk laxatives have included bloating, diarrhea, rumbling sounds, nausea, mild abdominal cramps, severe abdominal pain, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.

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