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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 in supposito...

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administering prepopik what are the best times to take for a 9 00 am colonoscopy
my doctor wants me to take at 4pm and at 10pm and drink 5 8oz glasses of liquid after each dose. That would have me going to sleep at 3 am. Is this necessary
Updated 1 hour ago in Prepopik.
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 4 hours ago in Prepopik.
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Can Miralax Raise Blood Pressure
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 15 hours ago in MiraLax.
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linzess weight gain
I was just prescribed Linzess for my IBS. I am wondering if others on this medicine have experienced wieght gain? ## Actually, since it usually causes gastrointestinal side effects, including diarrhea, it's usually known to cause the opposite problem of weight loss. You should also be informed that some people develop serve, ongoing diarrhea, so you need to watch out for that and contact your doctor if it happens. Learn more Linzess details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I've gained 4 pounds in 3 days since I started taking Linzess. I am on weight watchers so I count points so I know it is not my food intake. I don't usually fluctuate in pounds so I think it's the new meds. I am still taking Miralax but it doesn't seem like either are working. I loo...
Updated 22 hours 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 1 day ago in Suprep.
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How fast
How fast will the lizness begin to work? I have to go to work and don't want to be running up and down statues all day.
Updated 2 days ago in Linzess.
En AZ 217
BROWN/TAN IN COLOR,SMALL, ROUND ## This page was not very helpful, unless I wanted to know what I was already looking at. My point really, is that a friend of mine got very sick from this pill last night containg the imprint AZ 217 being brown-ish and round, I would personally like to know what we are dealing with around here, but of course I cannot locate this pill's name anywhere. This page is the only reference to it, and there is no information to be found what so ever. If anybody has any info it would be greatly appreciated. ## This pill is a generic Senna laxative containing 8.6mg of sennosides. It's a laxative... ## Further, it is marketed by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Huntsville, AZ. The NDC # is 0603-0282-21. The package says: Natural Vegetable Laxative gently r...
Updated 3 days ago in Senna.
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nitrocontin 6.4, Ranozex 500 and lipicure 40mg side effects
I am 40 years old female. I am taking nitrocontin 6.4, Ranozex 500 mg and lipicure 40mg after angioplasty for 90-95% blockage in all the three arteries for last one month. I am having constipation and severe hair loss almost baldness. I also am experiencing blurred vision.May I know are these the side effects of these medicines. Will my hair ever improve or not.
Updated 5 days ago.
Can Suprep be prescribed annually just to cleanse the colon without a required colonoscopy
Suprep tastes awful and causes some discomfort for about an hour each round, but it effectively cleans the colon. A yearly cleansing of this sort seems like it would be beneficial to colon health and getting rid of toxins. Not sure though if it is safe and if any physician would prescribe it in this way or if it is even permitted. Any medical professionals who could answer this? ## Hello, Magpie! How are you? No, they would not. There are reasons it is a prescription only product that is only intended to be used for cleansing before certain procedures. If you wish to detoxify and cleanse at other times, there are safer products you can use, many of which are available over the counter. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 days ago in Suprep.
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Everlax healthy people co
i was thinking of taking this diet pill its a green with white diet pill by healhty people co. i know people that take them and they have lost alot of weight. does anyone know anything about this pill. i have done some reasearch but havent found anything negative about it.... ## I am a distributor of Healthy People. The pill you are talking about is our Everlax product. That combined with different combinations of our weightloss products have great results for losing the weight you desire. Our products are made of all natural and healthy ingredients.Everlax prevents our intestines from becoming lazy and helps that extra fat from accumulating into fatty tissue, & is rejected from the body. Helps w/digestive problems,fluid retention, constipation, bloating,& tonifies the liver. I ...
Updated 15 days ago in Sibutramine.
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