methylcellulose

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meth·yl·cel·lu·lose

 (mĕth′əl-sĕl′yə-lōs′, -lōz′)
n.
A powdery substance that is prepared synthetically by the methylation of natural cellulose, swells in water to form a gel, and is used as a food additive, bulk-forming laxative, emulsifier, and thickener.

methylcellulose

(ˌmiːθaɪlˈsɛljʊləʊs)
n
(Chemistry) any of various substances produced by the methylation of cellulose that are used in adhesives, as laxatives, and as thickening, stabilizing, and emulsifying agents
Translations

methylcellulose

n metilcelulosa
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Harris points out that GSK offers the most products to address the myriad digestive health needs--Benefiber, Turns, Alii, Prevacid, Citrucel, Ex-Lax, Gaviscon and Gas-X.
Ayers recommends an OTC fiber supplement such as Citrucel, Benefiber or Metamucil.
These include taking an oral stool softener like docusate sodium (Colace) and a daily fiber supplement like Metamucil, Konsyl, Citrucel or Fibercon; eating high-fiber foods like dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, bran and other whole grains; and drinking two or more quarts of water a day.
As a rule, bulk-forming laxatives (also known as fiber supplements) are the gentlest on your body; examples include Metamucil and Citrucel.
Benefiber (wheat dextrin) and Hydrocil (psyllium) contain mostly soluble fiber, while Citrucel contains in-soluble fiber (methylcellulose).
If you're not getting enough fiber from food, there are several dietary supplements (Metamucil, Citrucel, Benefiber) that can boost your fiber intake.
If you're looking for a middle-of-the-road option, Citrucel might work well for you.
Bulk formers (like Citrucel, Fiberall, FiberCon, Konsyl, Metamucil, and Serutan) absorb water in the intestine and make the stool softer and bulkier.
If you can't get enough dietary fiber, try an over-the-counter bulking agent like Citrucel, Metamucil, Perdiem, Fibercon or a comparable store brand.
This can be done by increasing fruit, vegetable, and whole grain intake, with fiber supplements like Citrucel and Metamucil, or with a special fiber--fortified juice product.
If you don't get enough roughage in your diet, or if you're constipated or have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you may be taking a bulking agent like Metamucil, Citrucel, or Fiber-Con to make your stools larger and softer.
If you have difficulty consuming enough fiber, try Citrucel caplets.