Citrucel is a methylcellulose fiber supplement in caplet form. Citrucel shares that the caplets help restore and maintain regularity and take between 12 and 72 hours to take effect. Citrucel claims their caplets do not cause excess gas since they are 100% non-fermentable fiber.
They recommend adults start with 2 caplets with at least 8 ounces of water or other fluid. You can then increase as needed up to six times per day. Do not exceed 12 caplets per day. Citrucel warns that the caplets can become choking hazards if not taken with at least 8 ounces of water. It is not recommended as a daily supplement. Citrucel states you should not use the product longer than one week unless directed by your doctor.
Citrucel caplets reviews are mostly positive. Positive reviewers preferred using a caplet to a powder. Reviewers also liked the taste and found the caplets helped keep them regular. Negative reviewers found the caplets difficult to swallow. They also experienced increased gas and bloating when they started taking the pills.