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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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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 3 hours ago in Suprep.
Linzess results
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I have Gastroparesis, pelvic floor dysnersia, and chronic ideopathic constipation. I had been taking 4 capfuls of miralax daily (which stopped working), amitiza (never worked) and now Linzess. The very first day it caused severe pain and I had pretty severe diarrhea. The next few days & nights I had severe abdominal pain, but now just cramping and lots of bloating. I have not had ANY movements at all since the diarhea on day 1. Is this normal? ## I hope your seeing a gastroenterologist and if so CALL the doctor. ## Hi GPcrusader, Sorry to hear about your situation. From what I've read on other related threads, the time it takes for Linzess to work actually varies greatly for each and every individual. However, I do agree with Amber in that it might be a good idea to touch base w...
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
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 3 days ago in Linzess.
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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 4 days ago in Prepopik.
2 days without a movement
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I have been on Linzess for 2 days and no movement, I think I am going back to milk of magnesia, I was using this and it worked great until my doctor put me on a water pill, and I told her I could not take them, they dried me out so bad and was so weak that I stopped taking them. could the water pill dried me out so bad that my lower colon is twisted. I am so upset. I take pain medicine. ## Hello, Footsie! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Have you been taking the Linzess on an empty stomach? For it to be effective, it can't be taken with food. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, abdominal bloating, diarrhea and heartburn. What pain medication do you take? Many of them can cause constipation, so it could b...
Updated 6 days ago in Linzess.
Linzess and strange dreams
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Has anyone had any realistic, but odd dreams upon just drifting off to sleep? I just started the 290mcg. Took it 2 days in the AM...nothing, just more bloating but it did help some with the pain. However after reading up some, and considering my work schedule, I thought I should switch to a bedtime dose. WELL...Its working now! But thats ok! I think most of us agree after suffering with being back up for years, hey, whats a lil diarrhea. Problem is, I awoke...well tried to..from a most horrific dream, right upon drifting off. Im usually not a vivid dreamer. Anyone else have this AT ALL? ## Hello, Kris! How are you? Yes, others have reported having this happen, while taking Linzess and it's actually fairly common with most medications, since they often have a direct effect on brain c...
Updated 7 days ago in Linzess.
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When I take linzess with food it gives me severe diarrhea Will this be sufficient to clear me out for a colonoscopy ? ## Hello, Jen! How are you? It would be best to double check with your doctor. Sometimes that doesn't fully cleanse, so something else may still be required. Other side effects of Linzess, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, bloating and flatulence. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 10 days ago in Linzess.
white phenyle
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dear sir, i want formula of making white phynyle compound with the proportion. will u please send me details n formula of white phynyle compound? ## SIR in fact i was trying to make phenyl compound my own, but thick white colour is not coming , so please help me to make it correctly. sir kindly tell me at what percentage the following chemicals i have to use ? i also need to know any other chemicals also to be added to the formula 1.castor oil 2.pine oil 3.potasium hydroxide 4.oleic acid 5.turkey red oil 6.phenoxy emulsifier 7.perfume kindly give the formula thanking you sir muralykrishnan ## Turkey red oil ,castor oil,potassium hydroxide ,olic acid percent
Updated 12 days ago in Castor Oil.
What should I do?
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I had taken this pill for about a year and never had a period. I stopped taking it for about 2 or 3 months and started back and have been on it for about 6 or 7 months. When I got back on it I had a period for a couple of days every month. This past month I didn't get a period. I do not recall ever missing a pill and on the first week of this pack I am on now I threw up in the morning from a sickness so I took another pill. Now I can't stop feeling the need to pee even though I just went, I feel a little constipated and feeling hungry more than usual. I am also a huge worry wart. Should I be concerned about being pregnant? ## Hello, Acat! How are you? Though you didn't mention it, from your post I assume you're asking about oral contraceptives. If you've not missed a...
Updated 12 days ago.
Linzess, then other meds with breakfast
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Just prescribed Linzess for pain med related constipation, to be taken every day in place of my previous regimen. Reading the other postings, I am somewhat afraid to take it. Nevertheless, I would take my levothyrox 1/2 hour before the Linzess, then would take my other meds with a meal. Will the Linzess "wash out" the other meds?? Also, is "unanticipated bowel leakage" a possibility with Linzess? ## Hi Molly, Sorry to hear about the constipation from pain meds. Looking at others feedback on Linzess it's easy to get discouraged and not want to take it. However it is also important to understand that these meds tend to affect each person differently, whereas patients who don't have any serious issues with it would be less likely to feel inclined to post about their...
Updated 14 days ago in Linzess.

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