Celevac 500mg Tablets 112
Celevac 500mg Tablets (methylcellulose) - The dual action of Celevac Tablets stops diarrhoea fast and relieves diarrhoeal pain. It can also treat and relieve the symptoms of constipation.
How do Celevac tablets work?
When you are constipated, the stools become abnormally dry and hard and are painful and difficult to expell. Methylcellulose absorbs water so it helps to soften the stool, and as it swells up in the intestines it increases the volume of the intestinal contents. This stimulates the muscular movement of the gut, which helps to move the stools through the intestines. The full laxative effect of Celevac Tablets may take a few days to develop.
Since methylcellulose absorbs water in the gut, it can also be used to treat simple diarrhoea.
With its ability to treat constipation and diarrhoea, methylcellulose is also used to control the consistency of faeces in people with a colostomy or ileostomy.
Methylcellulose is also used to reduce appetite in obese people who are trying to lose weight. It is taken half an hour before each meal and when hunger pangs are severe. As it swells in the gut it gives a feeling of fullness that helps reduce food intake.
What is it used for?
Bowel movement disturbances
Controlling the consistency of faeces in people with a colostomy or ileostomy
Management of ulcerative colitis symptoms
Reducing appetite in the treatment of obesity
What is constipation?
A condition in which bowel emptying occurs infrequently
A condition in which the stools are hard and small
A condition where bowel movement causes difficulty or pain
How common is it?
Constipation is thought to affect a quarter of the population at some time.
Constipation is more common in the elderly because:
the power of the bowel muscles diminishes with age
they tend to take more medicines that have constipating side effects.
What are the symptoms of constipation?
Tummy pain associated with bowel movements.
A feeling of incomplete emptying of the bowel.
A bloated feeling in the stomach region.
Diarrhoea: constipation is one of the most common causes of diarrhoea, especially in the elderly in care. Diarrhoea caused by constipation is known as bypass diarrhoea.
What are the main causes constipation?
Poor general health.
Immobility or an inactive lifestyle.
Insufficient fluid intake.
A diet low in fibre. Fibre retains fluid and makes the stools light and soft.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Inadequate toilet facilities.
Please note: The products offered are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results are not guaranteed and may vary from individual to individual.