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Laxative Overview

Laxative (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 activ...

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what is the use of sifasi injection in male infertility
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Hi.. I went for an infertility treatment and the doctor found that the sperm count was less.. and prescribed an injection called sifasi-hp 5000iu.. What is its purpose?... How will it act? ## It is given to men to help boost their sperm count. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including administration site irritation, redness, constipation, nausea, headache, and weight gain. Have you started your treatment, yet? Are you on any other medications?
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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 8 hours ago in Suprep.
Can Miralax Raise Blood Pressure
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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 12 hours ago in MiraLax.
sennoside laxative pill 44 348
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How long do the effects of 25mg sennoside laxative pills last for? It's a blue pill with an imprint of 44 348. That's all i needed to know.
Updated 16 hours ago.
my three year old is constipation
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Ive been giving my son Miralax, and he went to the bathroom one time but won't go on his own. ## ashley he needs lots of water. if you only give him fiber and not enough water it sets up like concrete in your gut and not only can you not poop but when you do it is very painful, because theres not enough moisture and the poop is dry and hard.poor little guy. there are also glycerine suppositories for children,give him warm prune juice. if he doesnt like the prune juice mix it with apple juice, and i mean real juice. and lots of it. it has to be warm. no cheese this is very constipating. just a few tips hope it helps ## So dont put the prune juice in the fridge at all ?? Ive ben giving him mirlax n it seem to work but he jus want go on his own ## My son jus ate salad n i got apple jui...
Updated 2 days ago in MiraLax.
Amitza vs Linzess
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I have been taking Amitza for about 4 months. Works great but over time getting extremely tired and sharp pains throughout body. I'm in process of trying to loose weight as well giving up dairy,red meats, and carbs. Switched to linzess three days ago. Reading posts that worry me about weight gain. Can you clear up the subject on weight gain and which drug works best? I've had issues for 19 years and tried everything. These medications both work for me but I need to have energy, no sharp pains and no weight gain. ## I added a multi-vitamin and b-12 supplement to help with energy. So far I'm doing okay. Been on Linzess for a week. It only started to work for me yesterday. Best of luck to you! ## @Kgirl, Posted below is a link to another active discussion thread here relating t...
Updated 2 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 ## Hi Clyde, Sorry to hear about your experience with Linzess. According to, one of the side effects of Linzess is "swelling or a feeling of fullness or pressure in the stomach area". They recommend contacting your doctor if it becomes severe or doesn't go away. There's also another discussion thread here that associates Linzess with weight gain (I'm assuming as a result of this bloating effect): [1] Linzess Weight Gain From what I can gather, it seems like Linzess is the culprit and not Lactulose; howe...
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
use of softovac
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i am using softovac (bowel regulator) daily night 1 spoon, are there any side effects of forming stones in pancreas etc.,, ## Softovac is a laxative that contains: cassia fistula 0.5 gm, fennel , ispaghula 2 gm, liquorice 0.25 gm, senna 0.75 gm WIth those ingredients, it is a supplement, rather than a medication and the side effect profiles are not studied for it. The only thing regularly reported is some abdominal cramping. However, you should know that if you use it every night for a long period of time, your body may become dependent on it and if you stop using it, you may be unable to have a bowel movement without it. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## Sir, thanks for the reply. As I am using 1 spoon regularly in the night from last 2 years. Last 15 days back I had a tre...
Updated 3 days ago in Senna.
L486 red n white pill (Docusate sodium 100 mg)
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If 1 is a stool softener can i take 2 to make it a laxative? I have constipation from my opioids.
Updated 4 days ago.
MiraLax Bowel Prep Not Working
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My son was told by his GI doctor to do a clean out due to constipation & drank the whole prep 8 hrs ago & nothing has happened at all. Should I be concerned? ## I think it would be best to consult his doctor, he may be dealing with some type of instruction, if this medication didn't help. It usually doesn't take that long to work, and the FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, cramps, gas, and diarrhea. Has there been any change?
Updated 4 days ago in MiraLax.

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