These tablets are designed to absorb water and increase size, creating a bulk in the stomach and bowel area of the body.
This helps to re-establish normal bowel function, allowing stools to pass correctly. Methylcellulose controls the consistency of faeces, which can benefit those suffering from colostomy or ileostomy.
This medicine can also be used to reduce appetite. By giving the feeling of fullness, this medicine effective in reducing weight for obesity.
Do not take Celevac if:
Taken too much?
If you take more methylcellulose than recommended, contact your doctor or the local hospital immediately.
Missed a dose?
Take the next dose as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time to take the next dose.
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding as your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. The active ingredient in this medicine may pass down to breast milk and therefore cannot be fed to new born babies.
The tablets can be broken up in the mouth before swallowing. Make sure that the right amount of liquid is consumed for your condition.
For constipation: take 3 to 6 tablets, two times a day with at least half a pint of liquid. You can start to lower the dose once your bowels start working normally again.
For colostomy, ileostomy and diarrhoea: take 3 to 6 tablets, two times a day with as little liquid as possible.
It is recommended to not drink for 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine.
Like all medicines, this medicine can have side effects. Listed below are a number of side effects which may occur:
Rarely, the adverse effect of this medicine is that the bowels become blocked (obstructed). If you think that has happened to you, contact your doctor or the nearest hospital immediately.
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