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Laxative Overview

Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are foods, compounds and/or drugs that facilitate or increase bowel movements. They are most often used to treat constipation. 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 active ingredient. Laxatives may be oral and/or in supposito...

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Here's a Cheap Alternative to Suprep
I see lots of people here who need a cheaper alternative to Suprep. The Mayo Clinic recommends 8 Bisacodyl(Ducolax) tablets and 2 bottles of Magnesium Citrate split over 2 doses. This is just as good as Suprep and produces the same result. Many other clinics have similar recommendations. Do an internet search for "Ducolax and Magnesium Citrate bowel prep instructions". In my opinion, Suprep is just a convenience. The end result for either method is the same. You take laxatives and drink clear fluids until nothing comes out but clear fluids. It's not rocket science.
Updated 9 minutes ago in Suprep.
Suprep Bowel Prep Kit
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 43 minutes ago in Suprep.
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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 14 hours ago in Suprep.
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Lactihep Syrup What For The Medicine Is Used
WE HAVE LACTITOL MONOHYDRATE SYRUP 100ML FORGET FOR WHAT PATIENT WE PURCHASED .DESIRE TO KNOW FOR WHAT TO BE USED DIEASE .. ## In this form, the sweetener Lactitol is used as a laxative, to treat constipation. Side effects may include: cramping, diarrhea and flatulence. More details: Is there anything else I can help with? ## lactitol monohydrate syrup 66.67 w/v - where is this medicine available in USA. What will be name of the medicine?
Updated 1 day ago.
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HYDROCO APAP 10 325inactive ingredients used
Does the drug have polyethylene glycol or poly propylene glycol in it?
Updated 5 days ago in Polyethylene Glycol.
S30 Diet Pill
anyone looking for the s30 diet pills and th senna contact me @ 347 xxx xxxxx these pills was not discontinued just bought by a different distributing company ## Just out of curiosity, what are the active as well as inactive ingredients found in these pills? I located a few paragraphs (quoted below) within an article that briefly discussed the side effects of this supplement: "Bethel S30 Side Effects It is unclear from the product website just what some of the side effects will be. The website warns women that are pregnant, nursing, and patients of cordis-vasal disease, and apoplexy from taking this supplement. I personally found a few more potential side effects from a few sources. One person on posted on WebMD some potentially scary side effects. Cassia Seed Extract may cause a fe...
Updated 8 days ago in Senna.
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Oxycodone and Naltrexone
please explain Naltrexone can have markedly different pharmacokinetics at ultra low doses which may include the attenuation of a pre-established opioid the prevention of tolerance from the oxycodone in the formulation, and the possible amplification of oxycodone ## Think of it as wiping the slate clean. Thats what naltrexone does to the opiod receptors thereby "erasing" tolerance and making the receptors more sensitive again
Updated 10 days ago in Methylnaltrexone Bromide.
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In 2006 , I suffered in bomb blast accident in Mumbai, in 2010 , I met with a fatal road accident , suffered neck fracture, operated and steel plates were put in neck. With the result of these accidents my left side of the body has become very week. Though I walk in the house and get tired if I go outside. Now my one of the problems is acute constipation. My doctor says that my large intestine is not pushing the stuff. I have been taking half tablet of cremalax on alternate days to pass the stool for almost a year.i don't feel good in my stomach nowadays. I sometimes, have to take cremaffin plus to clear my bowl. Is there any non habit forming alternative for it or can cremalax/cremaffin plus be taken life long? What are the side effects? Please, help.
Updated 11 days ago.
Pantodac Dsr Cap
My self Mohsin Male, Age 27, I have gastritis problem so i can take pantodac dsr/pantop dsr how many time a day and which time/cap is best fo me,please give me ans as soon as possible.. {edited for privacy} ## I have constipation pebble like hard stools I need to know. If can take pantodac L once before breakfast Is it right to do so
Updated 12 days ago.
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orange gel or
I found a small orangish-redish oval shaped gel pill with the imprint NV 13 on one side ## Hello, April! How are you? The NV logo is used on over the counter products, for instance I am familiar with one that is a Laxative that has the marking NV12 and is the same type of pill. That leads me to suspect that this may also be Docusate, but I am not completely certain. I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else recognize this?
Updated 15 days ago in Docusate.
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