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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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jactulerne 30 ml
The doctor wrote me a script of some medicine it.s either spelled jactulene or lactulene ## Hello, Jessica! How are you? What was it prescribed to treat? I think you may be talking about Lactulose, which is used to treat constipation and liver problems. It also makes sense with that dosage. Side effects may include abdominal cramping, diarrhea and flatulence.
Updated 1 minute ago in Lactulose.
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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.
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Rumbling in tummy are pretty intense...
I have been on Linzess for 2 months and continue to have constant rumbling in my stomach and intestine if I eat 30 minutes after taking the medication. Sometimes it gets pretty intense and I get sick to my stomach. If I don't eat until lunch, it happens and by then I am nauseous from not eating so it's even worse. Anyone else have this problem and what do you do??? ## Hey tummytrouble, Hope you've managed to tame the rumbling in your stomach. From what I could gather, most of the side effects associated with Linzess are gastrointestinal related... with symptoms ranging from unusual & severe stomach pain, gas, swelling, or pressure in the stomach region. Ref: If it hasn't gone away yet, I would suggest co...
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
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When will the bloating Stop
I have been on Linzess for about a month. I have not had any of the severe side effects mentioned, just the bloating and gas. Does anyone know when those side effects will stop? For the most part the Linzess has worked, I am having regular bowel movements. Since I am so bloated it is hard to eat and therefore I have lost weight that I did not need to loose. Any way any insights would be appreciated! ## Hello, Ag! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Have you looked into taking anything that may ease the gas and bloating? I'm not sure, but you may be able to take Simethicone with it, if your doctor approves it.
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
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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 4 days ago in Suprep.
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Itching and rash
I started taking Linzess in early August and around the end of August I broke out with a rash and had severe itching and had to go to a dermatologist. She thinks I had a allergic reaction so I am taking the linzess twice a week. Its not owrking as well as before, but I was miserable for a month with the itching. ## Hello, Lulu! How are you? The problem is that even just taking it twice a week may not be safe, if you are allergic to it, because such reactions tend to get worse with time. Have you consulted an allergist or immunologist? That might be a good idea, in order to get a better idea of what's going on. ## Thanks Verwon, I will talk to my doctor about seeing a allergist. I am allergic to aspirin, penicillin, so I need to check into this. again thanks!
Updated 4 days ago in Linzess.
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S30 Diet Pill
anyone looking for the s30 diet pills and th senna contact me @ 347 xxx xxxxx these pills was not discontinued just bought by a different distributing company ## Just out of curiosity, what are the active as well as inactive ingredients found in these pills? I located a few paragraphs (quoted below) within an article that briefly discussed the side effects of this supplement: "Bethel S30 Side Effects It is unclear from the product website just what some of the side effects will be. The website warns women that are pregnant, nursing, and patients of cordis-vasal disease, and apoplexy from taking this supplement. I personally found a few more potential side effects from a few sources. One person on posted on WebMD some potentially scary side effects. Cassia Seed Extract may cause a fe...
Updated 4 days ago in Senna.
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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 5 days ago in Prucalopride.
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63 year old bowel movement issue and bloating stomach
Hi, I am 63 old male, have constipation issue. My stomach is bloated and gas doesn't release at all. I have no other health issue, don't take any medication. Took endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasound tests and they came negative. This issue exists for a year now. Please offer some solution. Thank you Ram Chennai ## Hello, Ram! How are you? Are you on any medications? What types of foods do you eat? How much water do you drink each day?
Updated 5 days ago.
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I take my Linzess in the morning, I love it. I was wondering if I could take the rest of my morning medication at the same time as I take the Linzess? I see no food or drink for 30 minutes but other than that... ## What other medications do you take? I'm sorry, but I'll need more details in order to answer your question. ## Strattera and verapamil are the two main ones that get me going in the morning, also I take vitamin D, magnesium, tramadol, meloxicam, and biotin. I have dysautonomia so the strattera and verapamil are important for get up and go.
Updated 9 days ago in Linzess.
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