Citrucel vs Miralax

Citrucel
(OTC)
Miralax
(OTC)
Citrucel is a laxative.
Miralax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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4.6
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.9
Concern level
1.1
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.7
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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Not Available
February 18, 1999
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
10,594 Discussions
98,525 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
Citrucel is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for IBS, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for Colonoscopy
#3 for Cramping
#4 for Bloating
#5 for IBS
Miralax is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cit
Addiction
2
Itching
1
Burps
1
Acne
1
UTI
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Cough
1
Incontinence
1
Fainting
1
Runny Nose
1
Mir
Weight Gain
4
Burning
2
Dizziness
1
Fainting
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Anorexia
1
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Citrucel
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Addiction
Cit
Mir
2
0
Itching
Cit
Mir
1
0
Burps
Cit
Mir
1
0
Acne
Cit
Mir
1
0
UTI
Cit
Mir
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cit
Mir
1
1
Cough
Cit
Mir
1
0
Incontinence
Cit
Mir
1
0
Fainting
Cit
Mir
1
1
Runny Nose
Cit
Mir
1
0
Weight Gain
Mir
Cit
4
0
Burning
Mir
Cit
2
0
Dizziness
Mir
Cit
1
0
Fainting
Mir
Cit
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Cit
1
1
Shaking
Mir
Cit
1
0
Paralysis
Mir
Cit
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Cit
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Cit
1
0
Anorexia
Mir
Cit
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Miralax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Citrucel and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Miralax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Powder:
Tablet: 500 mg
Powder: 17 gram, 17 gram/dose
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Methylcellulose , Methylcellulose
Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Citrucel and Miralax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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