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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/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 a...

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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 6 minutes ago in Suprep.
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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 hours ago in Prepopik.
Do vizylac go well with fefol caps
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I am low on iron but if I take any iron supplements I get constipated. Can I use vizlac along with iron tabs
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dizziness, mental confusion
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Ive taken 145 mg linzess now for 12 months for idiopathic constipation, my daily dizziness and mental fog are becoming difficult to deal with. Is there any suggestion anyone has to reduce this problem. thanks for reading this. ## Hello, Dennis! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. Have you consulted your doctor about these symptoms? The dizziness is a very common side effect, as listed by the FDA, you may also experience fatigue, dehydration, rash and abdominal pain. However, you may need to take a break from it and try a different medication. Alternatively, your doctor may know of some way to help alleviate these symptoms. ## Duh! Take less meds. That should help. ## Take less meds. That should help.
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
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I've taken my first dose and went to the bathroom a few times. But now the water is down and my stomach is making all kinds of noise. What is going on ????? ## That is normal! Your stomach can make those noises with any type of laxative. As your GI tract is being cleaned out, more air is moving through, resulting in the odd noises. However, it's really nothing to worry about. You may also experience nausea, dizziness and cramping. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I feel horrible. How do you know if you have a bug or your acid reflux
Updated 6 days ago.
Stopped working for me
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Hello, I am taking the 290 and it has been about 1 month and a half taking this. The first 2-3 weeks were amazing and it worked. Great and now I am not going at all. Very hard to push and very bloated! Will it start to work again? I need some relief
Updated 7 days ago in Linzess.
LInzess not working as well
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I have been on Linzess for about 9 months. It was working really well until about a month ago. Now my stools are like small rocks and hard to pass. I sometimes go several times a day but only small amounts at a time. I take 290mcgs every morning at least 30 minutes before I eat. It's usually over an hour before I eat anything. I do drink coffee or Diet Dr Pepper. Can you think of a reason why I'm having problems? ## Hello, Kaye! How are you? Your body might just have become tolerant to the medication, this happens to everyone after having taken something for awhile, for some people one medication may last for years, but for others they can become tolerant much sooner. Linzess has also not been successful for everyone that's tried it, quite a few people reported that it didn...
Updated 9 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 15 days ago in Prucalopride.
Hydrochlorot 12 5mg Cap
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My new RX of hydrochlorot capsule 12.5mg. is blue with a marking of V 3566 on it. My previous RX was white. Is this the same medication? ## Hi Lucky, Just to confirm, the blue pill you're describing is in fact identified as Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg. Manufacturer: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc. National Drug Code (NDC): 00603-3855 Inactive Ingredients: docusate sodium lactose monohydrate magnesium stearate microcrystalline cellulose corn starch sodium benzoate You can learn more about this drug on the page for Hydrochlorothiazide Details If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ## Yes, it's the same medication. This is a generic, so it's manufactured by several different companies and whichever one your pharmacy has in s...
Updated 21 days ago in Docusate.
List Of Medicine For Making Periods Eariler
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i want to know the name of medicine which makes my peridos earlier. ## I have a severe abdominal pain of periods but there is no bleeding. I need medicine for continue bleeding and for the relief of pain. ## hi my period come in march and in april i have some lots of work then i not eating food regularly and i have some stress.and also i dont want to sleep very camly in the night.plz give me advise to home made or tablet to use my period come soon and regular. ## Hi, i am 22 years old. I had taken birth control pills by the name of familon for 3 n half years, then I had stopped and now my last period date was 9th January and now 5th March but no period, negative pregnancy test. My doctors says I have to do some blood work and he gave some pills to induce my period but period is not comi...
Updated 21 days ago in Peri-Dos.

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