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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 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 18 hours ago in Prepopik.
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 ## Hello, Linds! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about the problem you're having. Many people have reported experiencing this same thing, it seems to work great for a brief period of time and then just suddenly stop. Are you making sure to take it on an empty stomach at least a half hour before eating? The FDA lists the typical Linzess side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, bloating and gas.
Updated 20 hours ago in Linzess.
Linzess is great
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Taking linzess for two weeks. I feel great. No more bloating. No side effects, although do make sure you take it 30mins before your first meal of the day or you could have some of the side effects worsen.
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
Constipation , loose motions , stomach cramps , secnil,
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I've been getting stomach cramps for a week and a half now . Every time I rush to the washroom waning to pass stools , it's either just too watery or nothing at all. It just gets aggravated post meals . Started ayurved, didn't help . Doc said its giardiasis ,put me on secnil , rabesec dsr which didn't provide complete relief but worsened my constipation. And now has started duphylac. No relief yet . Please advise .
Updated 3 days ago.
elevated blood pressure with miralax
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Blood pressure usually low. Went to 200/110 at procedure then 180/. Next day 160/88 plus headache. Next day 179/80 and headache. First headache after started miralax ## Hello, Boops! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you're having. Yes, I just recently found an updated FDA informational listing that lists severe high blood pressure as a rare side effect of Miralax. It likely means you should stay away from it in the future and use something else. Other side effects may possibly include excessive thirst, abdominal bloating, nausea and indigestion. How are you doing, now?
Updated 3 days ago in MiraLax.
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.
can I take my meds together?
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I take Linzess 1/2 hr. before breakfast. When should I take my other meds. Levothyroxine I take alone. I also take Furosemide, Januvia, Ramopri, Atenanal, insulin, and Duloxetine . THANK YOU !
Updated 7 days ago in Linzess.
Prepopik prep
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My GI prescribed Prepopik at my request - it sounded easier than the other options. My instructions are to take the first dose at 5 pm the night before, and the second 4 hours before my procedure. I am a little concerned about this second dose - it will take us an hour to get to the clinic, and there are few options for emergency bathroom stops along the way. Is the reaction to the second dose less urgent than it is for the first? I plan on asking the clinic nurse about my concerns next week (procedure is next Friday afternoon) - I would be more comfortable doing the second dose early Friday morning. But I wanted to hear from some of you that have used this stuff. I do plan on doing the low residue diet next week - my clinic only requires a low fiber diet 7 days before (no seeds or nuts, e
Updated 11 days ago in Prepopik.
what is the use of razo 20 ?
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Our doctor suggested to use one tab razo 20 after dinner is it safe. I have Bp and constipation & gase probl em. ## When rezo 20 to be taken for best result empty stomac or after meal.
Updated 11 days ago.
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Have been taking linzess two weeks only got two bowel movements, should I keep taking it? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? Is that more or less than usual for you? What has your doctor advised? Do you take any other medications? ## Why does it say to take Linzess in the morning? I would rather take it at night. If I take it in the morning, I don't dare leave the house for a few hours. I really like it, but would prefer to take it at bedtime ## It isn't a problem to take at night but let me tell you. I does take hours to work for some. I need to have up to 1/2 gallon of liquids to get going often. Anyway, if you party don't drink up and take it at bedtime. You may have an uncontrollable BM overnight... Like me....
Updated 13 days ago in Linzess.

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