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Laxative Overview

Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are foods, compounds and/or drugs that facilitate or increase bowel movements. They are most often used to treat constipation. Certain stimulant, lubricant and saline laxatives are used to evacuate the colon for rectal and/or bowel examinations, and may be supplemented by enemas under certain circumstances. Sufficiently high doses of laxatives may cause diarrhea. Some laxatives combine more than one active ingredient. Laxatives may be oral and/or suppository ...

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want loose motion
Hi, my son is 2.8 year old. He is not having motion daily, even after 3 - 4 days. also used so many medicines but still not having motion. Please suggest ## Hello, Cheran! How are you? Have you consulted his doctor? Since he is so young, you need to have this checked out to discover what's causing his constipation and what the proper remedy might be. It's really not safe to just keep trying various medications in such a young child. What types of foods does he eat? How much liquid does he drink each day?
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Has anyone used the new SUPREP kit before a colonoscopy? Would like any comments about taste, ease or side effects. Thanks! ## The Suprep kit contains sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate and potassium sulfate, it is used for bowel preparation. It basically works as a laxative. I can't think that combo would taste very well, though I have never used it. The most common listed side effects are: cramping, nausea, vomiting and abdominal discomfort. Does anyone else have anything to add? ## Sulfates have a bitter taste, hence the development of PEG bowel cleansing products without sulfate such as Nulytely or Trilyte. Having said that, Suprep contains both Sucralose and flavoring agents, so it may not taste as bad as has been suggested. It still involves the ingestion of 3 quarts of water, ...
Updated 1 hour ago in Suprep.
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Has anyone in the US used this yet for colonscopy and what did it cost? ## I've used this Prep and it was wonderful. It tasted like orange soda and was very small. I undergo routine colonoscopies and have now finally found my prep of choice because it taste great and is tiny. Suprep & Moviprep = YUK!!! ## Thanks, Johnny, was that in the US? and what did it cost? I really don't care if it is easy to use. I may need to convince my Gastro in some way. ## I used prepopik yesterday. It tastes like unsweetened lemonade with LOTS of artificial sweetener. Like lemon koolaid without sugar. Texture is good though, not thick or slimey. Mix with refridgerated cold water, not tap water and stir well. Drink with a straw. Brush your teeth and tongue after drinking to get rid of taste. You ...
Updated 3 hours ago in Prepopik.
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orange round pill sc +s on one side
Found this pill, light orange in color, black letters "sc+s". Any ideas? ## Hello, Lily! How are you? This is listed as being an over the counter Laxative that contains 50mgs of Docusate Sodium and 8.6mgs Sennosides, it's used to relieve constipation. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, bloating, cramping and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 21 hours ago in Docusate.
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I am allergic to sulfa and pennicillin. Can I take prepopik that has sodium picosulfate
I was given this prep to use for a colonoscopy (Prepopik). I always tell my doctors that I am allergic to sulfa and penicillin and I know they do not have the time to research all meds at the office visit. Several years ago, I was given Hydrodiuril which had hydrochlorothiazide in it. It was a dedicated nurse that found out why I had such a reaction to Hydrodiuril. I ended up in ICU for 3 days. I am afraid of taking any kind of new medication because of the preservatives, etc. ## Hi Carmen, I actually came across an interesting article about sufla and sulfite allergies that mentioned how "antibiotic-based" sulfonamides are reported to be structurally different from "non-antibiotic" sulfonamides. Concluding that "antibiotic-based" sulfonamides are much more likely...
Updated 1 day ago in Prepopik.
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Estrogen Methyltestos H S Tab
Is one of the side effects of this drug, constipation? If so, how do you correct this? And does it make you gain weight or retain weight? I am on weight watchers and gained 4.6 pounds in the last week when before I was losing 2.2 pounds every week. ## Weight gain is actually a common side effect associated with this medication as well as other drugs that affect one's hormonal balance. Hormones help regulate your metabolism and thyroid function, which directly influence weight gain or loss. The best way to combat weight gain in my honest opinion would be to change your diet and/or exercise regularly if you don't already do so. If I were in your shoes I would start with eliminating any excess fat and sodium in the diet. Foods with high sodium create water retention, making you app...
Updated 6 days ago.
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i am taking linzess at the wrong time will start tomorrow morning when I eat.
I have been taking linzess at night before bed. great stools but very runny and causing burning in that area. Will start taking tomorrow morning after breakfast. I am feeling very bloaty after the 3rd day of taking it. ## Hello, Dana! How are you doing? Side effects to this medication can include nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain and stomach distention, so that explains the bloating. Several others have posted about experiencing the same thing with this medication. Have you experienced any other side effects? Does anyone else have experience using this mediation?
Updated 6 days ago in Linzess.
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Prucalopride makes me very hungry all the time
Is anyone taking prucalopride resolor? Im just worried because since i started it four months ago, i feel very hungry all the time even 10-15 minutes after a meal. Is anyone using having the same experience? help ## I have been on prucalopride just 6 days 1mg. I do not feel hungry nor as yet have I had a result. I have CC for along time. Does any one know how long the time factor before i can increase to 2mg? ## Resolor, which contains the active ingredient Prucalopride is used to treat chronic constipation. Increased hunger and appetite is not listed as a side effect, however, it does have an effect on the brain chemical seratonin, just as many antidepressants do and most of them do cause increased appetite and weight gain. Its common side effects are listed as: headache, abdominal pai...
Updated 11 days ago in Prucalopride.
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linzess weight loss
how long does it take to work ## Hello, Oscar! How are you? Linzess is not actually intended to be used for weight loss, so there is no time frame I can give you for this. It is used to treat symptoms of IBS that are associated with constipation. And while that may cause weight loss, in some instances, it can be dangerous to try to lose weight via giving yourself diarrhea, since it creates the risk of malnourishment and dehydration. Common side effects to this drug may include nausea, dizziness and stomach pain. Was it prescribed for weight loss?
Updated 12 days ago in Linzess.
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Manufacture coupon for Suprex, can't afford
Really need a coupon to lower my cost to buy Suprep. Does anyone know who to get this manufacture coupon? Can't afford it but have to have it done ## Suprep is a bowel prep product, used for cleaning out the intestines before certain tests and medical procedures. And we have had others ask if there were assistance programs available for this product, but unfortunately, there aren't. The reason is more than likely due to the fact that it is not something that a person has to buy and use on a regular basis and it isn't considered to be a life sustaining and necessary medication. There are other products on the market that can be used, so I can only suggest you contact your doctor and ask for an alternative. Are there any other questions? ## you dont need the suprep. you can ge...
Updated 19 days ago in Suprep.
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