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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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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 14 hours ago in Sibutramine.
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Suprep
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 days ago in Suprep.
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Taking Linzess with food
I started Linzess 145mcg 9 days ago. Only had one bm. Called Dr she said take 2 pills at a time and if that works she will call in the higher dose. Took this morning before bed. (I work nights 7p-7a) I have had stomach pain all day. I haven't been able to sleep or get comfortable. I've had rumbling in my stomach, gas and an extremely hungry feeling with the 145mcg dose but no pain. It's been 8 hours since I took the 290mcg dose. I just ate something and I feel a little better. I read that I should take Linzess 30 minutes before eating but I usually don't eat until I get up in the afternoon. Could this pain be a result of not eating with the higher dose? ## Hi Krischris1, Sorry to hear about your situation. According to the manufacturer, you are right that it is recommend...
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
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can I take my synthroid at same time I take linzess
I take synthroid and,belviq in the morning at same time I take linzess.? ## Hi Judy, Upon looking up potential drug interactions, I did find an article noting how Linzess (Linaclotide) has been known to cause diarrhea, which in-turn may affect the absorption of other medications that are taken orally, such as Synthroid (Levothyroxine)... essentially not allowing it to work as well as it should. So if you do decide to take them together, I think it would be equally important to watch for signs/symptoms of decreased thyroid function as a result of this interaction. Have you been taking the Linzess long enough to know how it affects you (i.e. regarding diarrhea)? ## The Linzess does cause some diarrhea ,if I take the synthroid and belviq 2hours later (after the linzess ) would that be long...
Updated 5 days ago in Linzess.
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JEVITY QUESTION
My dad has been on Jevity 1.5 since receiving a Peg tube in February. Most recently, he has complaints of constipation, and digestive issues. He has seen his doctor about this situation, and was recommended to take Miralax. He takes Miralax, but still remains constipated and bloated. Is there anyone else who has or knows of anyone who has these issues? If so, what are they taking or any recommendations to help with the issues??
Updated 6 days ago in MiraLax.
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is this working?
Hi. My Dr gave me the lower lose and the first day I had 3 bm's but nothing has happened in the three days after that. I'm discouraged. Is this normal? ## Hello Ekt! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you've had. It seems to do that to many people, it works well at first, then just stops, but I'm not sure why. You may need to try the higher dosage. Are you making sure to take it on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before a meal? Are you on any other medications that might affect it? Side effects may include stomach pain, gas and bloating. ## I take it in the morning but not always 30 minutes before eating or drinking. My bottle just said take each morning. What might this cause. My only other med is wellbutrin 300 mg. ## Some medications don't work as ...
Updated 6 days ago in Linzess.
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Terraferon Vitamins
what does the terraferon do in a pregnant woman ## This pill is a multivitamin used for the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency. Multivitamins are generally regarded as safe as long as you don't down the entire bottle. Possible side effects of Terraferron can include any of the following: Constipation and diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting. If you take normal doses as recommended by your doctor or as stated on the bottle, you're likelihood of experiencing these minor effects are much slimmer. If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## Can terraferon make you fat?im not pregnant,and I am taking it OD as supplement ## To my knowledge, Terraferon (or any multivitamin for that matter) will not make you fat. Terr...
Updated 7 days ago.
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what i can use instead of spasmocanulase
Hi; I have Chronic constipation and Indigestion for years and I used to take spasmocanulase and I had gotten relief but, in Egypt they do not producing spasmocanulase any more and nothing gets me relief any more so what I can take instead of spasmocanulase or the name of drugs t hat contain the same elements that spasmocanulase has. ## It is probably sold in Spain. I know that it is available in most countries of Latin America over the counter.
Updated 8 days ago.
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how long can you take linzess?
How long can you take linzess?? Can you take it for a long period of time???
Updated 9 days ago in Linzess.
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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 10 days ago in Prepopik.
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