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Laxative Overview

Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are substances that loosen stools[1] and increase bowel movements. They are used to treat and prevent constipation. Laxatives vary based on how they work and the side effects they have. 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 a...

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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, ...
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the timing of taking Linzess
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I was told by my gastroenterologist to take linzess on an empty stomach. So I actually take it at night before I go to bed and I usually make my BM the next morning just about every day. Once in a blue moon I may skip a day, but I never go more than a day without making a BM. I wonder if linzess may be affecting the way my body digest food. Because I'm having issues with being very hungry about 45 minutes after I eat. & I wonder if Linzess forces my digestion to speed up. After I eat. I also have a disease called insulin resistance which makes me very carbohydrate sensitive. Also wondering if linzess has any effect on the metformin I take for my insulin resistance? ## @Dee, To answer your initial question about Linzess possibly affecting the way your body digests food, s...
Updated 1 day ago in Linzess.
Unconsciousness from fever ?
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I had cold and high fever end of October and had a headache and some sudden giddiness. I fell and momentarily passed out and my spouse sprinkled water on my face to bring me back. The fever after the face wash was 102 deg F. I recovered from the fever but still could not figure out why I passed out. Could fever have caused it or were there other unrelated reasons? This keeps worrying me even after a month and a half. I also sometimes find myself feeling momentarily out of balance (mild less than a second giddiness and also when I am bending my neck on some physical work). Other information - I have had a long spell of mild neck and shoulder pain due to spondylitis. Once it became so severe, I had to resort to traction. Now I do neck exercises. However, exactly one month after recovering fr
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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 days ago in Prepopik.
How long does it take for miralax to leave the gut
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My 8 yro son took miralax for 10 days for his constipation. He stopped taking it 2 days ago and is still having very loose bowel movements almost hourly. How long will this continue? I'm at my wits end, his bottom is getting very sore. ## In my opinion, it would be good for him to try and consume more binding foods, such as bananas, to help slow down and regulate his bowel movements. It's difficult to say how long one can experience loose bowel movements, since everyone reacts differently to these types of medications. Was the Miralax dose taken exactly as indicated on labeling (it says 'once each day' on Miralax's webpage)? I only ask because it does sound like he had a bit too much. I know this response is a day after your post, so I do hope that he is feeling bett...
Updated 4 days ago in MiraLax.
substitute for prolomet xl 25
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seems it causes constipation in my mother in law case... so need a substitute
Updated 8 days ago.
Worked first time I used it but no longer - in fact, more constipated!
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I do not have IBS but have constipation due to vaginal floor problem. I normally have a small bowel movement or two daily but do not clean out completely. The first time I tried it it worked wonderfully, although quite a bit of cramping. Next 2 days / doses, some rumblings but nothing. Now I am more constipated than before. Is this possible / been reported? ## Hello, Felice! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Many people have had similar issues with it, it tends to work great at first, then just seems to stall. The instructions on the Linzess website state that it should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before your first meal of the day. Have you been doing that? Typical side effects are listed as diarrhea, gas, abdominal pain and abdom...
Updated 10 days ago in Linzess.
Constipation problem
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I am having severe constipation i tried every home remedy but don't feel any urge for releasing the waste . My diet and water intake is good enough but still am constipated . What should i do to come over from this problem :( am so worried
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side effects of shelcal 500 hd
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I am also advised well women. I am 42. Facing constipation after taking these meds. Pls advise timimgs for taking these meds and how to solve this constipation problem
Updated 13 days ago.
want loose motion
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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? ## My son does not having any motion till 4dayswhat are the natural remedies for getting motion
Updated 13 days ago.

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