Laxative

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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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Anybody else with these issues
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Been on Linzess 145 for 2 months. Was having lots of allergy issues-hives and itching on scalp, runny nose, sinus pain, extreme fatigue. Also shortness of breath and heart palpitations. Hadn't had major allergy attack in months but thought that was what was going on. Steroids, inhaler, Benadryl no help. Started paying real close attention to symptoms and realized I never woke up with hives, they always appeared sbout half hour after Linzesse was taken and improved by end of the day. Stopped taking it and 48 hours later no hives, itching or sinus symptoms. Still dealing with fatigue. It did helps constipation problem although I came real close to more than one accident. Not worth the side effects. Has anyone else experienced any if these symptoms? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? I...
Updated 4 minutes ago in Linzess.
 
Prepopik
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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 1 day ago in Prepopik.
 
Suprep
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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.
 
Lactihep Syrup What For The Medicine Is Used
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WE HAVE LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE SYRUP 100ML FORGET FOR WHAT PATIENT WE PURCHASED .DESIRE TO KNOW FOR WHAT TO BE USED DIEASE .. ## In this form, the sweetener Lactitol is used as a laxative, to treat constipation. Side effects may include: cramping, diarrhea and flatulence. More details: Is there anything else I can help with? ## lactitol monohydrate syrup 66.67 w/v - where is this medicine available in USA. What will be name of the medicine? ## Lactihep syp clip 500 and lvc 500 is prescribed by uro Dr in bhu Varanasi. Patient is suffering from overactive bladder and incontinence. She is on catheter for almost 4 months. Is there any cure available for this type desiese. Can she be free of catheter. She is underweight at 30 kg. We have consulted an uro in Mumbai as well. Follow up is done in...
Updated 8 days ago.
 
How long does lizness work
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I've been taking lizness for almost 2 or 3 weeks.. But when I take it I do have results like a hour or so after but towards the night time I get bloated and can't go to the restroom and urinating even starts to become hard to do. And I also have cramping and pain with bloating towards the end of the day. ## Hello, BRead! How are you? Those can be normal side effects of Linzess, as listed by the FDA and most other users have reported similar experiences. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. However, the problem urinating is concerning and you should consult your doctor about that. Can anyone else that's been on it chime in? ## I too have issues urinating sometime when I take linzess and severe cramping and bloating,dizziness and n...
Updated 9 days ago in Linzess.
 
Lizness
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Can I take Lizness only as needed, maybe twice a week or do I have to take it every day. I do not like the idea of having to take a medication for the rest of my life daily so really only wanted to take it when it was really necessary since it works so quickly. I need it because of my IBS and have tried everything else but it still makes me nervous to be on it daily especially since it has not be around that long. ## Hello, Lori! How are you? You should take it according to your doctor's instructions. Many medications don't work as well, unless a steady regular level is maintained in the body. Typical side effects to this medication may include nausea, bloating, stomach pain and gas. Many people do take medications for their entire lives, for heart conditions or high blood press...
Updated 9 days ago in Linzess.
 
On Linzess for a week, NOT "Working" - HELP!
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Hi all! I'm new here, but not new to constipation... However, I only got my first *prescription* medication to treat it a week ago when my new PCP finally related enough to my digestive woes and the frustration that comes from years of living through the futile cycle of Miralax, MoM bombs, evil teas, and throwing my hands in the air. She gave me samples of Linzess (low and high dose) and thoroughly educated me on how to take it properly, along with a fair warning to remain near the bathroom those first few days. Honestly, I was pumped! And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt I've taken, and stored, this medicine correctly because I was all in on making this work, as gruesome as those first days might be. But alas, radio silence. I started with the low dose a week ago (a Wednesday)...
Updated 9 days ago in Linzess.
 
I Am A Satisfied User Or Miralax Been Taking It Over 2 Years Daily To Overcome Constipation Take With Milk In The And My Drinking Glass Become
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I Am A Satisfied User Of Miralax, Been Taking It Over 2 Years Daily To Overcome Constipation. I take it With Milk In The am And My Drinking Glass Becomes coated with a white film that does not come off in the dishwasher. What can we add to the dishwater to remove the film? ## Glad to hear that Miralax is working well for you! As far as your glass goes, why don't you just try washing it by hand with some heavy duty soap and a scrub brush? Often times dishwashers aren't nearly as good as the scrubbing we can do with our hands as it is. However, if the stains from Miralax seem unavoidable, I'd simply recommend using a cheaper glass or cup that you don't care quite as much about. Has anyone else had this problem before? ## I noticed the same thing about Miralax glasses and t...
Updated 11 days ago in MiraLax.
 
SOFTOVAC POWDER VS JAUNDICE
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I have been using Softovac Powder 2 sf every alternate day for last 3 years . I have been getting relief also except stomach cramping. Recently I have been diagnosided have billirubin on very slightly higher side. My doc asked me to stop softovac for sometime and given me Lactihep syrup ( supposed to help billirubin as well as relief from constipation) but I am not getting my bowels movement clearly. Should I start softovac ? Does it increase billirubin ? As far as I know the priority is to keep stomach clear by regular bowel movement .What should I do.?
Updated 11 days ago.
 
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 11 days ago in Linzess.
 

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