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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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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 6 minutes ago in MiraLax.
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 8 hours ago in Sibutramine.
how good does liness clean colon
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Can you tell me does liness clean your whole colon? Are how much cleaning do you get y us Iiness ## Since the effects of any medication tend to vary for each individual, I think it may ultimately be best to work closely with your doctor on finding a safe and effective dosing regimen. Taking it in close proximity to food is something that might also affect how well it cleans. I'd recommend browsing through some of the related Linzess discussion broads here in order to get a better idea of what results are being reported. According to, Linzess is said to work by increasing the motion of food and waste through the stomach / G.I. tract as well as by blocking pain signals - but it goes without saying that the amount of movement or cleansing taking place can unfortunately only be ...
Updated 2 days ago in Linzess.
lizness 145 mg
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I just started taking liznes 3 days ago. I am major swelled in my colon from infectious diverticulitus and ibs and infectious colitis. Its not doing nothing but spurt here &thats there. Im so bloated i cant eat my colon is spasmimg. I look 6 months pregnant. Can I take 2excellent at a time or sennakot or anuthing else to help me go. Its making me sick. Please respond ## @KR, Sorry to hear about your condition. If you plan on taking an extra laxative medication along with Linzess, I would encourage you to talk with your doctor first just to play it safe with the dosing. However there are other home remedies such as Apple Cider Vinegar and Epsom Salt that might make for good alternatives. Have you also considered taking any probiotics or digestive enzymes to help better metabolize cer...
Updated 2 days ago in Linzess.
linzess weight gain
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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 3 days ago in Linzess.
Using gonablok for chocolate cyst
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Dear Medchat, I am prescribe to have this medicine for two month since I am suffering to from chocolate cyst and ist been more tha 2yrs I had been suffering from this same problem.I had been you this mnth but from the time I have been using I feel very weak, body ache & constipation.Kindly suggest is it safe to take this medicine.if its harmful is there any other medicine I should try which would be safer.Thanking
Updated 3 days ago.
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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 5 days ago in Suprep.
Linzess stopped working
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I have been on the 145 dose of Linzess for several years now, and it was like a miracle drug. No side effects, and for the first time in 30 years, regular BMs. The past few months have not been so great, though. Constipation, bloating and cramps have returned. I saw my Gastro a few weeks ago, and she upped my dosage to the 290. No change. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? So frustrating! ## Unfortunately, many people have reported the same experience, though the amount of time have varied. Are you making sure to take it with a full glass of water, at least half an hour, before eating or drinking anything else, as directed by the FDA? The bloating and cramps can be side effects of this medication, but it usually causes diarrhea, rather than constipation. Are you on any other ...
Updated 5 days ago in Linzess.
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 6 days ago in Prucalopride.
Miralax elimination time
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I just had a child on the 10th and the brilliant nurse at the hospital told me to take Miralax when I got home to help move my first bowl movement. Needless to say it transferred to my breastfed newborn and now neither one of us is happy. How long will it take to get out of both our systems? It's been 3 days and it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of this tunnel. ## Hey, first off, congratulations on your new baby! Second, sorry to hear about what you both have been going through! I should say first and foremost that if your infant is having diarrhea then you should let the pediatrician know ASAP since it could be considered a medical emergency for the baby (they can get dehydrated very fast at such a young age). As far as the Miralax goes, there is fairly limite...
Updated 7 days ago in MiraLax.

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