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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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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?
Updated 2 days ago in Linzess.
Can Miralax Raise Blood Pressure
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I've never had a Bp issue and since taking miralax for a week for constipation my bp was 166/104! Could it be the Miralax? ## I double checked the side effects, both the consumer and professional listings, but I didn't find anything about it causing hypertension. Learn more Miralax details here. However, I think you should consult with your doctor for an exam and further testing, because while it isn't listed a side effect or reaction, other users have reported experiencing this from Miralax and their BP went back to normal when they stopped using it. Did you have any other unusual symptoms? ## No I haven't noticed anything. I stopped using the Miralax yesterday, increased my potassium and magnesium, drank lots of water, and cut out sodium. Today my Bp was 157/92..... I...
Updated 3 days ago in MiraLax.
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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 3 days ago in Prepopik.
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 4 days ago in Linzess.
Gas and constipation
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The past several times I have taken Linzess I have become extremely gassy about an hour later, but still no BMs. Does this happen to anyone else? ## Hello, Susan! How are you? Have you been making sure to take it a half hour, before eating or drinking anything else? Some doctors and pharmacist didn't inform people that it must be taken in the morning on an empty stomach, with just an 8 ounce glass of water. The gas can be a normal side effect, you may also experience dizziness, bloating and abdominal cramping. Can anyone that's on this medication chime in?
Updated 8 days ago in Linzess.
Worried about taking Linzess before work
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I am going to start Linzess tomorrow morning I will take it at 4:30 and eat breakfast at 5:15. If I haven't had a bowel movement by 6:30 do you think it would be safe to drive to work? I have an hour drive. ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? Unfortunately, I can't say. It may actually be best to speak to your doctor about starting it on the weekend, or whenever you have a few days off. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, abdominal cramping, bloating and diarrhea. Can anyone that's taking it chime in with their opinions?
Updated 9 days ago in Linzess.
Linzess is not working!!!!
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I started taking the low dose now I take too of them a day...only had one bowel movement when I started ...don't know what to do not #help ## Hello, Terri! How are you? Are you making sure to take it in the morning, with a full 8 ounce glass of water, at least a half hour, before eating or drinking anything else? It seems that some people weren't told that by their doctor or pharmacist. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, bloating and diarrhea.
Updated 9 days ago in Linzess.
ra col-rite
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oval shape, like a gel one side is like purple, one side like cream color, had P10 on it used for constipation. ## This is a generic or store brand for Colace, it contains Docusate Sodium 10mgs, used as a laxative. ## My father who is 91 has been taking RA Col-Rite 100 mg twice a day for a couple of months. He has been noticing a feeling in his face like it's swelling but it is not evident to others and says that his eyes feel puffy and dry. He uses eye drops so it's not that he's experiencing dry eyes in general. ## I cannot believe that every pharmacy in the Bronx, Rite Aid or any other, will not dispense legitimately prescribed Oxycodone.
Updated 13 days ago in Colace.
the difference between senna 8 6 mg tab and dss 50mg
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I've been prescribed both by the same doctor with the expressed knowledge that they are different. I don't use this doctor any longer and would like to avoid contacting her. Both are laxatives to assist with side affects from chemotherapy and narcotic pain medication. I'm curious if one is any different than the other aside from their color and manufactures. ## Hello, Lisa! How are you? Yes, they are different. The DSS stands for Docusate Sodium, it is actually considered a stool softener. Unlike a stimulant laxative, it will take 12 to 72 hours to produce a bowel movement, it really just helps soften it up, which may get it moving. Its typical side effects may include nausea and gas. Senna, however, is a natural herb that is used as a laxative, so it actually does help make...
Updated 15 days ago in Senna.
Linzess / Weight Gain and Other Meds Questions
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I take thyroid meds and Migraine Meds....How do I ensure that the Linzess isn't "getting rid of" these meds before they are in my system? I'm taking the thyroid meds 1 hour before (as required) the Linzess and the Topamax with my breakfast. Is that the right order? Also...I've been steadily losing weight successfully for a couple of months....have taken Linzess for 4 days because went low carb and stopped going to the bathroom....gained over 2 lbs in 4 days without changing any food intake and drinking 100 ounces of water a day and having diarrhea. How is that even possible. Will I just have to stop taking it to stop the weight gain? How does the med cause weight gain if it gets rid of waste? ## The Linzess should be taken by itself, at least half an hour before eati...
Updated 15 days ago in Linzess.

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