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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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linzess weight gain
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I was just prescribed Linzess for my IBS. I am wondering if others on this medicine have experienced wieght gain? ## Actually, since it usually causes gastrointestinal side effects, including diarrhea, it's usually known to cause the opposite problem of weight loss. You should also be informed that some people develop serve, ongoing diarrhea, so you need to watch out for that and contact your doctor if it happens. Learn more Linzess details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I've gained 4 pounds in 3 days since I started taking Linzess. I am on weight watchers so I count points so I know it is not my food intake. I don't usually fluctuate in pounds so I think it's the new meds. I am still taking Miralax but it doesn't seem like either are working. I loo...
Updated 6 hours ago in Linzess.
Miralax timing
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I took 68 grams (4 caps) of Miralax today because the colonoscopy procedure that I will have (this is two days before the pocedure). I had to use the restroom after 5 hours. Is that normal? I thought that Miralax would work at least the day after. Thanks ## Sounds kinda strange, was it really runny and did you have to keep making trips? ## Hello, Rob45! How are you? It can really vary from person to person, much of it depends on your body, your normal diet, your fluid intake, other medications you may be taking, your overall health and etc. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Miralax as possibly including nausea, flatulence, stomach/abdominal cramping and diarrhea. It would be best, however, to contact your doctor, as they may want you to take an extra dose, since this occurred. I...
Updated 1 day ago in MiraLax.
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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
Updated 2 days ago in Linzess.
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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 2 days ago in Suprep.
red and white pill l486
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It is a stool softener for constipation! ## Hello, Diana! How are you? Thank you for posting this identification. That is correct, this gelcap is manufactured by Perrigo and they list it as containing 100mgs of Docusate Sodium. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, gas, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Are there any questions or concerns?
Updated 3 days ago in Docusate.
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Side effects of ovas shield ds. Please advice. I have severe constipation problem
Updated 4 days ago.
No results after 2nd dose of prep. Anyone else have this lack of response?
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I have taken both doses of prepopik. First dose at 5pm, second at 11pm. Followed all instructions. Drank all water after each does. Been drinking constantly since 8am this morning. 1 1/2hrs Afte rthe 2nd dose and still no results. Anyone else have this happen? This is my 3rd colonoscopy and I have never had this issue before. ## Hello, Deb! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you're having. Has there been any change? That seems very unusual. I wonder if you might have gotten a bad batch. Have you contact your doctor? You may need to try something else. Have you used this one before? Is there a chance that you have an obstruction? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Prepopik as possibly including nausea, headache and vomiting.
Updated 6 days ago in Prepopik.
Methadone and Miralax mix
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I need to take my methadone and I just drank some miralax without thinking, who thinks it won't matter if I take it now? ## Hello, Based on my research from, there are no drug interactions listed between Miralax (Polyethylene Glycol) and Methadone. So my theory is that you shouldn't experience any problems with taking the two together. However it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to still give your doctor a call for a second opinion, if you're looking for further validation. I hope this helps!
Updated 7 days ago in MiraLax.
Suprep Bowel Prep Kit
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I am looking for a manufacture coupn that will help me pay for my Suprep Bowel Prep Kit. I an 70 years old and can not afford this medication. Can you help me? ## I've done some searching, but I am sorry, I didn't find anything for patient assistance. Since this is a laxative that is used to to clean out the colon in preparation for certain tests and medical procedures, it is generally a once time purchase and most manufacturers of these products don't offer assistance by way of programs or coupons, because it isn't consider life sustaining and isn't something you are going to be using regularly. There are, however, other alternatives on the market, most doctors just prefer this one, because it is new and contains no sodium phosphate. Have you tried asking your docto...
Updated 8 days ago in Suprep.
Suprep Manufacturer Coupons Healthcare Professionals
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I am looking for a suprep manufacturer coupon. please help me, it seems that this is the one prep for a colonoscopy that will not be harsh on my very sensitive stomach. I dehydrate very easily and need to use this. I've been quoted $93.00 for this by my pharmacy which is an outrageous price. Please help! ## First, check with your doctor's office, they may have a coupon for you there. Second, call other pharmacies in your area and see if they have a better price. Prices for prescription drugs vary greatly from pharmacy to pharmacy. ## There have been several people looking for coupons and discounts for this, but the only one available can only be obtained by healthcare professionals. You can ask your doctor to get one for you by going to and clicking on the section ...
Updated 9 days ago in Suprep.

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