What is Methylcellulose?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Citrucel Lax Citrucel Clear Mix

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Methylcellulose is a laxative used in the treatment of constipation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bowel irritability 1 3
Bowel problems 1 0
Constipation 1 3
General health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Methylcellulose

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Methylcellulose

Dosage Patients
1 daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Methylcellulose

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Methylcellulose

Duration

Currently taking Methylcellulose

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Methylcellulose

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Methylcellulose.