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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 suppository ...

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Is it okay to take linzess every other day or when needed dose linzess cause weight gain ## Hello, Bailey! How are you? This medication will work best if you take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Side effects may include heartburn, loss of appetite, weakness and diarrhea, so no, it doesn't usually cause weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 12 seconds 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 2 days ago in Prepopik.
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promolut n delayed periods even after stopping it
I have taken this tablet for delaying periods from 9th aug to 12th august one each day my cycle is of 14 th august but still have not got my periods.I have too much constipation as well as pain in the leg specially calf back ache head ache as well as every time i feel like the same pain as periods, but have not got it yet. Please suggest
Updated 4 days ago.
lactihep syrup,?
I am suffering from acute constipation and taking,peg red.some doctor of gastro entrology,suggests to switch over to-lactihep,for better results.Is the suggestion correct?
Updated 6 days ago.
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 6 days ago in Suprep.
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linzess weight gain
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 8 days ago in Linzess.
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suggest tablet name for getting loose motion
I want to clear my stomach suggest me capsul r home remedies gases smells bad when I released it's really guilty ## I have gastric acidity and constipation problem from last 10 yrs.plz advise me ## Use safi blood purifier...u can Google it abt cures everything including ur skin problems
Updated 9 days ago.
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How fast
How fast will the lizness begin to work? I have to go to work and don't want to be running up and down statues all day. ## Hi Gil, While some patients report having bowel movements on the first day from taking Linzess (Linaclotide), others mention that it took up to a few weeks before it really kicked into gear for them. With that said, the only real way to see if it will work for you is by actually trying it and committing yourself to a full course of treatment. I guess you're supposed to take it 30 minutes before eating or drinking in the morning, but I don't know if that has an impact on it's overall effectiveness throughout the rest of the day. The patient prescribing information notes that symptoms of diarrhea often begin within the first 2 weeks of treatment. So I...
Updated 10 days ago in Linzess.
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Chornic constipation
I am suffering from chronic constipation for the last 30 years coupled with gas problem. I have possibly all available medicines like pan -40 mg, zintec-150 mg, Razo-20 mg, some laxatives etc but of little use. Is endoscopy the only option left in my case. Kindly advise me . ## I have suffered from chronic constipation and IBS for most of my adult life. Since my hysterectomy, and gall bladder surgery, my condition has worsened. I have been tested for Chron's Disease and that was negative. I was recently referred to a GI Specialist, who initially started me on Amitzia. I had very uncomfortable side effects, including abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and nausea. He then switched me to Linsza. When I take the Linsza, I honestly cannot get off of the toilet for several hours, due to consta...
Updated 11 days ago in Lactulose.
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use of drotin m tablet
I have a pain in left side of abdomen and I take drotin m and what will be its dose? ## I'm having Drotin M tablets with Antacids for a long period for my menstrual pain......i was advised and prescribed by doctor to have this tablet for initial 3days, max 2tablets each day......I want to know the consequences of this and is this tablet really required for menstrual pain? ## My doctor prescribed me to have drotin m for 5 days twice a day after my menstrual cycle is over for the month as I took a medicine to delay my period for a function from the doctor ..does taking drotin -m after period have any connection n is it safe.. isn't this medicine in order to reduce pain ..what will it do after my periods are done ?? P.s.- reply soon waiting ## Can I use drotin m for pancreatits maj...
Updated 12 days ago.
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