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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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I read somewhere that Linzess BLOCKS PAIN SIGNALS. If that is so...I'm concerned. Pain is our bodies way of letting us know something is wrong. I'm afraid that something may be going on and I will not know until it's too late. I started Linzess about 3 weeks ago. I was disappointed the first two weeks because I saw very little to almost no change. I stuck with it and now it is working. But again; I'm concerned about the Blocking of Pain Signals. ## Hello, Lidia! How are you? It does block them, but in the intestines, where it works, not systemic throughout your entire body, so I hope this information helps alleviate your concerns. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, bloating and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help...
Updated 2 days ago in Linzess.
Using Linzess with success
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I have suffered from constipation for over fifteen years. I have tried all the usual over-the-counter remedies for constipation and found that I was using a suppository with Miralax daily just to get minimal relief. My doctor prescribed Linzess because I was getting frustrated with the abdominal discomfort. I have been on Linzess for approximately two months now. It has definitely helped with the constipation, usually working within two hours. It is typically a very watery discharge. However, there have been a few days that I have had explosive diarrhea and several times I have had to plan my day around where the bathrooms are. There are pros and cons with taking this medication but the pros have the upper hand with me since it has given me relief. ## Hello, Mike! How are you? I'm v...
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
red and white elliptical/oval pill
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Red on one side white on one side p10 with a pink ballon on the white side ## I believe the pill you've found is a generic for Colace, this is the new logo and marking. It contains 100mgs of Docusate Sodium, which is a stool softener. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach cramps and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 days ago in Colace.
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 4 days ago in Suprep.
Pill Round Orange S1
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Little Orange Pill Really tiny S1 on one side and nothing on the other side ## This tablet contains 5mgs of Bisacodyl, which is used to treat constipation. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## Orange pink round pill with SI on 1 side and nothing on the other. Is this simvastatin
Updated 4 days ago in Bisacodyl.
Switching clopilet 75 from clopilet 150
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My mother has gone through angioplasty process in January, doctor prescribed Clopilet 150 mg tablet along with Lipicure 10 mg. My mother is suffering with constipation now, we have also observed that she suffers with chest and body pain after taking Clopilet at 9 PM. I would really appreciate your solutions to this problem. Thanks in anticipation. ## please use lactlose solution for free digestion
Updated 7 days ago.
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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 7 days ago in Prepopik.
Concern about timing for Prepopik
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My doctor prescribed Prepopik prior to my colonoscopy. He said the first dose should be at 4 p.m. and the second one at 10 p.m. I'm concerned I'll be going all night and still be going in the morning. My procedure is at 9 am about half an hour from my house. Anyone have any advice? ## Hi Scott, Have you had a look at any other Prepopik discussion boards here? Posted below is one of the most active threads I've been following (with nearly 230 responses) that may contain some useful information pertaining your situation: Discuss/Prepopik-240234.htm I'm also pretty certain that someone in that thread can better address your question based on their personal experience. Just wanted to pass this along as I've never actually taken Prepopik myself, but thought I could at lea...
Updated 7 days ago in Prepopik.
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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 7 days ago in Suprep.
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 7 days ago.

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