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Laxative Overview

Laxative (purgatives, aperients) are substances that loosen stools[1] and increase bowel movements. They are used to treat and prevent constipation.[2] 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 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 ac...

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how to get loose motion
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i want to have loss motions in one day.please reply ## i want to have loose motion in one day. please reply ## I have just undergone opertaion removing my Utrus and left overy. I had severe constipation before the operation and in fact the operation was performed on diagonizing that I have Multiple Fibroyid and that also at least 24 months old. After the operation I was having severe pain and was almost involuntry bowel m ovements. Since then I have this constipation back once gain. I am taking enough food, fiber content, still do not have motion. And I am finding it difficult as the constipation results in painful motion as well as no appetitae. Please suggest. ## Take a tea spoon of olice oil before sleeping... It will help nd will not create any problem for you... ## I am 21years old...
Updated 8 minutes ago in Castor Oil.
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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 3 hours 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 1 day ago in Prepopik.
No proper Motion for last 3 days
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I am not getting proper motions for the last 3-4 days. I feel hungry and eat well. I sleep for 6 years. I am feeling that I am getting congestion in my stomach and belly area. I also feel sometimes that my stomach is getting heavier and sometimes bigger. Please advise. ## I am not getting proper motions for the last 3-4 days. I feel hungry and eat well. I sleep for 6 years. I am feeling that I am getting congestion in my stomach and belly area. I also feel sometimes that my stomach is getting heavier and sometimes bigger. Please advise. ## What do you mean when you say they aren't proper? Are you constipated and not having a bowel movement at all? Are you experiencing diarrhea? Are they just different than usual? You really didn't provide enough information for me to be able to ...
Updated 2 days ago.
can i take MiraLax after the expiration date
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Can I take Miralax when it expired on 11-2015? If not, how do I dispose the of contents, down the sink or the toilet? ## Hello, Margie! How are you? Liquids can go bad, once expired and may make you ill, if you use them, as reported by the NIH, so it would be best to dispose of them. As to the method of disposal, you should leave it in the sealed container and dispose of it with your regular household trash. Is there anything else I can help with? ## How long will the laxative Purelax work if it expired 12/15
Updated 3 days ago in MiraLax.
I take linzess and it not working
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I was told by my gastro doctor to take linzess 30 minutes before I eat anything on a empty stomach. but it not working. he didn't tell me how much water to drink or whether I should drink something with my meal or not ## Hello, Clyde! How are you? I'm sorry that it isn't working for you. The manufacturer states that it can be taken with 1 ounce of water, or you can open the capsule and sprinkle the beads over a teaspoon of room temperature apple sauce, a half hour before eating or drinking anything else. And yes, when you do eat, you can have a beverage with your meal, as usual. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, flatulence, cramping, and diarrhea. Has there been any change? ## No there hasn't been any change.I also take 45 ml of lactulo...
Updated 6 days ago in Linzess.
Can Miralax Raise Blood Pressure
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I've never had a Bp issue and since taking miralax for a week for constipation my bp was 166/104! Could it be the Miralax? ## I double checked the side effects, both the consumer and professional listings, but I didn't find anything about it causing hypertension. Learn more Miralax details here. However, I think you should consult with your doctor for an exam and further testing, because while it isn't listed a side effect or reaction, other users have reported experiencing this from Miralax and their BP went back to normal when they stopped using it. Did you have any other unusual symptoms? ## No I haven't noticed anything. I stopped using the Miralax yesterday, increased my potassium and magnesium, drank lots of water, and cut out sodium. Today my Bp was 157/92..... I...
Updated 8 days ago in MiraLax.
how to overcome loose motion
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Recently it's been very difficult to have normal bowel movements. I'm afraid this will leads to piles. Please help me and suggest any remedies without side effects. ## It is actually usually the opposite issue that causes piles, according to the AMA, they more frequently occur from to straining to go, due to extremely hard stool, or constipation. Do you have any idea what has caused your diarrhea? Are you on any new medications? Have your eating habits changed, at all, recently? What remedies have you tried to stop the diarrhea?
Updated 9 days ago.
Miralax Powder with Strange Odor
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I've been taking MiraLAX for over five years now on a regular basis and I've had no problems. My problem now is the last two bottles that I bought had a chemical odor smelled like kerosene. The bottles were fresh I did buy them at Sam's Club but cannot understand why these two bottles had a strange smell even after it was mixed up. I usually drink mine in coffee and there's never been an odor like this before. Has anyone else experienced this? I've had five abdominal surgeries and this is the only thing that helps me but now I'm afraid to buy anymore. Please help me if you can. ## Today our family noticed a similar odor after mixing less than a tablespoon of MiraLax in a glass of water. My daughter who was going to drink it said it smelled and tasted funny. My wi...
Updated 10 days ago in MiraLax.
use of softovac
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i am using softovac (bowel regulator) daily night 1 spoon, are there any side effects of forming stones in pancreas etc.,, ## Softovac is a laxative that contains: cassia fistula 0.5 gm, fennel , ispaghula 2 gm, liquorice 0.25 gm, senna 0.75 gm WIth those ingredients, it is a supplement, rather than a medication and the side effect profiles are not studied for it. The only thing regularly reported is some abdominal cramping. However, you should know that if you use it every night for a long period of time, your body may become dependent on it and if you stop using it, you may be unable to have a bowel movement without it. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## Sir, thanks for the reply. As I am using 1 spoon regularly in the night from last 2 years. Last 15 days back I had a tre...
Updated 13 days ago in Senna.

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