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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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pharmacy centre partcipated in medschat com bhopal india
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please inform me the pharmacy or groscery shop/centre in bhopal city, india participating with your community or plans ## name of pharmacy shop/centre participated with your community in bhopal, india ## My name is Marty The Dr put m on Linzess. It seemed to work the first evening I took it but No more.. I have to sit on the stool minuets an try pushing .. still nothing The dr has ordered linzs for me .. but I don,t feel that I should spend 45$ for something that isn't working,, what do you think??
Updated 36 minutes 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 1 day ago in Prepopik.
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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 1 day ago in Suprep.
alternating comstipation and loose motion of a 74 yr old
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74 yr old.unable to digest oily food.severe comstipation.needs enema frequently Also have prostae enlargement. Want advise.
Updated 2 days ago.
muscle body cramps
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Today was the first day I took the Linzess. The Dr.gave it to me samples of the med to take for constipation. It worked with in a hour. But all it was, was water. I drank liquids to try to keep myself hydrated. Unfortunately I ended up with severe leg and rib cramps. I drank several bottles of Power Aide and lots of water. I must have been having fluid shifts. I'm was instructed to take it daily. I hope I don't have same problems tomorrow.
Updated 2 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 3 days ago in Linzess.
on a full stomach
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I took linzess on a full stomach. How is that going to effect me. Is it going to work ## No, that may prevent it from working, it should be taken at least a half an hour, before eating. Most that take it with food have found it not to be effective. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, bloating and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 days ago in Linzess.
what is the medical term for constipation caused by opioids
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There is a pill out for constipation caused by opioids. I need it found out. There also is a medical term given to this condition. It's new and I saw it on tv earlier this month. But I can't remember what it was called. I need it so I can tell my doctor to prescribe me the medicine for my constipation caused by the opioids that I take for pain from him. Can you help me? ## Hello, April! How are you? Opioid Induced Constipation. The name of one of the medications is Relistor. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain, diarrhea and tremors. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 days ago in Relistor.
linzess issues
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Chronic constipation with 40-50 lbs weight gain... Linzess works with explosive diarrhea within an hour of taking but doesn'tseem to resolve problem. It makes me go from feeling 9 months pregnant to 6 months pregnant. Also have a new side effect of the drug (or the consripation) which is acne on my shoulders and back. Tries lots of otc rremedies and natural remedies with no luck. Dr gave me linzess and like I said it works but not completely. The 145 dose seems to work while the 290 did not, so i went back to 145 and same results. I am fit. Used to do 1000 sit ups a can't manage 20 due to the bloat and weight gain...frustrated and worried. I am a big guy...6'7"...should be 230# but am weighing in at about 280# which has been increasing over the past 6-7 months....
Updated 6 days ago in Linzess.
To Answer Questions About Linzess
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I been on Linzess for like 2-3yrs. It is the best that has happened since Zelnorm. I seen everyone's Q&A's and tp answer those in question. I work 8-4pm and usually take it around 3pm giving it an hr or so before eating and by 6 or 7pm it works wonders. For those having severe constipation like myself, I take another before bedtime which is 11/1130pm and by 530am it also releases the rest of stool. So in short, take one around 11pm or bedtime AND another the next day around 3pm (ASK your doctor first if two is suitable- as im not sure and never asked) AND (depending on your work schedule). Just make sure it's an hour before you leave work.
Updated 8 days ago in Linzess.

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