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Citrucel

Package insert / prescribing information
Generic name: methylcellulose
Dosage form: powder, for solution
Drug class: Laxatives

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 1, 2021.

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.

Active ingredient Citrucel Orange

(in each heaping tablespoon)

Methylcellulose (a non-allergenic fiber) 2g

Active ingredient Citrucel Sugar Free

(in each rounded tablespoon)

Methylcellulose (a non-allergenic fiber) 2g

Purpose

Bulk-forming fiber laxative

Uses

relieves occasional constipation (irregularity)
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

MIX 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
use product at the first sign of constipation or irregularity
put one dose in a full glass of cold water
stir briskly and drink promptly
drinking another glass of water is helpful

Citrucel Orange

Age

Dose

adults & children 12 years of age and over

start with 1 heaping tablespoon. Increase as needed, 1 heaping tablespoon at a time, up to 3 times per day.

children 6 - 11 years of age

start with 2.5 level teaspoons. Increase as needed, 2.5 level teaspoons at a time, up to 3 times per day.

children under 6 years of age

consult a physician

Citrucel Sugar Free

Age

Dose

adults & children 12 years of age and over

start with 1 rounded tablespoon. Increase as needed, 1 rounded tablespoon at a time, up to 3 times per day.

children 6 - 11 years of age

start with 2 level teaspoons. Increase as needed, 2 level teaspoons at a time, up to 3 times per day.

children under 6 years of age

consult a physician

Other information (Citrucel Orange)

each heaping tablespoon contains: calcium 80 mg and potassium 105mg
each heaping tablespoon contributes 60 calories from sucrose and maltodextrin
store below 77°F (25°C)
protect contents from humidity
keep tightly closed

Other information (Citrucel Sugar Free)

each rounded tablespoon contains: calcium 80 mg and potassium 115 mg
each rounded tablespoon contributes 24 calories from maltodextrin
store below 77°F (25°C)
protect contents from humidity
keep tightly closed
Phenylketonurics: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE 52mg per adult dose

Inactive ingredients (Citrucel Orange)

citric acid, dibasic calcium phosphate, FD&C yellow #6 lake, maltodextrin, orange flavors (natural and artificial), potassium citrate, riboflavin, sucrose, titanium dioxide, tricalcium phosphate

Inactive ingredients (Citrucel Sugar Free)

aspartame, dibasic calcium phosphate, FD&C yellow #6 lake, malic acid, maltodextrin, orange flavors (natural and artificial), potassium citrate, riboflavin

Questions or comments? (Citrucel Orange)

call toll-free 1-800-897-6081

Trademarks are owned by or licensed to the GSK group of companies.

Distributed by:

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Warren, NJ 07059

© 2020 GSK group of companies or its licensor.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE (NO SCOOP DOSING):

1. Fill glass with at least 8 oz. of cold water.

2. Measure heaping tablespoon of product (one dose) and stir product into water. Stir briskly and drink promptly.

Questions or comments? (Citrucel Sugar Free)

call toll-free 1-800-897-6081

Trademarks are owned by or licensed to the GSK group of companies.

Distributed by:

GSK Consumer Healthcare

Warren, NJ 07059

©2020 GSK or licensor.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE (NO SCOOP DOSING):

1. Fill glass with at least 8 oz. of cold water.

2. Measure rounded tablespoon of product (one dose) and stir product into water. Stir briskly and drink promptly.

Principal Display Panel

NDC 0135-0089-69

Great Taste

Citrucel

METHYLCELLULOSE FIBER THERAPY FOR IRREGULARITY

Gentle and clinically proven effective*
Gives you additional fiber to help relieve occasional constipation
Fiber for irregularity that won’t cause excess gas**

orange FLAVOR

NET WT 16 OZ (454 GRAMS)

Great Tasting

Citrucel Orange

Citrucel offers these great benefits:

Gentle and clinically proven effective to help relieve occasional constipation*
Fiber that won't ferment to cause excess gas **
100% Soluble, gluten-free, non-allergenic fiber
*When Used As Directed.
**Based On Laboratory Testing. Individual Results May Vary.

TAMPER EVIDENT PACKAGE

DO NOT USE IF FOIL SEAL IS MISSING OR BROKEN.

5E643

Principal Display Panel

NDC 0135-0090-74

Great Taste

Citrucel

METHYLCELLULOSE FIBER THERAPY FOR IRREGULARITY

Gentle and clinically proven effective*
Gives you additional fiber to help relieve occasional constipation
Fiber for irregularity that won’t cause excess gas**

sugar free ORANGE FLAVOR

NET WT 32 OZ (907 GRAMS)

Great Tasting Orange Flavor

Citrucel Sugar Free

Citrucel offers these great benefits:

Gentle and clinically proven effective to help relieve occasional constipation*
Fiber that won't ferment to cause excess gas**
100% Soluble, gluten-free, and non-allergenic fiber
*When Used As Directed.
**Based On Laboratory Testing. Individual Results May Vary.

TAMPER EVIDENT PACKAGE

DO NOT USE IF FOIL SEAL IS MISSING OR BROKEN.

5M245

Citrucel
methylcellulose powder, for solution
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:0135-0089
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
METHYLCELLULOSE (4000 MPA.S) (METHYLCELLULOSE (4000 MPA.S)) METHYLCELLULOSE (4000 MPA.S) 2 g in 19 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
CITRIC ACID MONOHYDRATE
ANHYDROUS DIBASIC CALCIUM PHOSPHATE
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6
MALTODEXTRIN
POTASSIUM CITRATE
RIBOFLAVIN
SUCROSE
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE
Product Characteristics
Color ORANGE Score
Shape Size
Flavor ORANGE Imprint Code
Contains
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:0135-0089-69 454 g in 1 BOTTLE
2 NDC:0135-0089-71 850 g in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
OTC monograph not final part334 09/16/2010
Citrucel
methylcellulose powder, for solution
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:0135-0090
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
METHYLCELLULOSE (4000 MPA.S) (METHYLCELLULOSE (4000 MPA.S)) METHYLCELLULOSE (4000 MPA.S) 2 g in 10.2 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
ASPARTAME
ANHYDROUS DIBASIC CALCIUM PHOSPHATE
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6
MALIC ACID
MALTODEXTRIN
POTASSIUM CITRATE
RIBOFLAVIN
Product Characteristics
Color ORANGE Score
Shape Size
Flavor ORANGE Imprint Code
Contains
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:0135-0090-70 479 g in 1 BOTTLE
2 NDC:0135-0090-74 907 g in 1 BOTTLE
3 NDC:0135-0090-75 1191 g in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
OTC monograph not final part334 09/16/2010
Labeler - GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC (079944263)
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC