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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 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 acti...

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Suprep Bowel Prep Kit
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I am looking for a manufacture coupn that will help me pay for my Suprep Bowel Prep Kit. I an 70 years old and can not afford this medication. Can you help me? ## I've done some searching, but I am sorry, I didn't find anything for patient assistance. Since this is a laxative that is used to to clean out the colon in preparation for certain tests and medical procedures, it is generally a once time purchase and most manufacturers of these products don't offer assistance by way of programs or coupons, because it isn't consider life sustaining and isn't something you are going to be using regularly. There are, however, other alternatives on the market, most doctors just prefer this one, because it is new and contains no sodium phosphate. Have you tried asking your docto...
Updated 5 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 14 hours ago in Prepopik.
Everlax healthy people co
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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 1 day ago in Sibutramine.
Prucalopride makes me very hungry all the time
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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 1 day ago in Prucalopride.
hydrocodonacetam 10 325 mg
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I took 2 tablets instead of 1 of the above tablets. Feeling dizzy & sick , what do I do? ## Hello, Carel! How are you? Did you experience any other adverse effects? The FDA warns that taking too much of this medication could cause other effects, such as headache, constipation, severe drowsiness, and dry mouth. Why did you take 2? It is never a good idea to take more than the prescribed dosage.
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use of drotin m tablet
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I have a pain in left side of abdomen and I take drotin m and what will be its dose? ## I'm having Drotin M tablets with Antacids for a long period for my menstrual pain......i was advised and prescribed by doctor to have this tablet for initial 3days, max 2tablets each day......I want to know the consequences of this and is this tablet really required for menstrual pain? ## My doctor prescribed me to have drotin m for 5 days twice a day after my menstrual cycle is over for the month as I took a medicine to delay my period for a function from the doctor ..does taking drotin -m after period have any connection n is it safe.. isn't this medicine in order to reduce pain ..what will it do after my periods are done ?? P.s.- reply soon waiting ## Can I use drotin m for pancreatits maj...
Updated 2 days ago.
help - suggestions for severe nerve/muscle cramping & migraines
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Hey y'all, I was on fentanyl 100 for 15 yrs, it worked or at least helped me lead a normal life. I have secondary progressive multiple sclerosis & basically all they can do is help the pain. I got off the 100 myself because of a bowel blockage. Major fun & games, NOT! Few months ago i went back, started on 25 then 50 & now 75. I feel absolutely no dif in my pain. Trying to get in to see a doc very soon. HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE WITH FENTANYL? No Relief at all? It's all soo freaking depressing. So f****n sad. Thank you. ## Hello, Alexie! How are you? If you still have a tolerance built up, then the lower dosages would not help. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizzines...
Updated 2 days ago in Linzess.
Linzess has destroyed my hair no more
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Has anyone had the problem with linzess changing the structure of their hair. My hair wish shopping and healthy when I started taking linzess. ## Hello, Pam! How are you? Almost any medication can cause problems with the growth of your hair and nails, since they are fed by dead cells in our body, thus anything that could affect our cells, can cause problems with our hair and nails, according to NIH studies. Other side effects as listed by the FDA may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, bloating, and diarrhea. One of my blood pressure/heart medications has caused my nails to become very brittle, so they crack and break very easily. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
linzess and lactulose
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I take 145mcg capsule of linzess with 8ounces of water 30 minutes before I eat and also take 45 ml of lactulose 3 times a day 30 minutes before I eat anything and still not having any bowel movement. stomach getting bigger and bloated,feeling miserable
Updated 4 days ago in Linzess.
How many days should you take Linzess to 1st bowel movement
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I am on Linzess 7 days now had 1 bowel movement after 1sst dose of 290 mg Is it save to continue taking it ## Hello, Sheila! How are you? It would be best to follow your doctor's instructions for whether or not to continue it. Most people do experience bowel movements, shortly after taking it, but it does not work for everyone. Have you made sure to take it on an empty stomach, at least a half hour, before eating or drinking anything else? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, bloating, and diarrhea.
Updated 4 days ago in Linzess.

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