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I am extremely constipated, what is the fastest way to get my bowel moving? ## try's OTC. ## From past few weeks i am strugling to pass Stool and Gas. I visited doctor and he had suggested to Take Cremalax and cyra Tablet But after consume these tablet i feel i was better earlier to this in passing sttol because after strugling atleast the stool use to pass easily, but now i the stool is in little quantity with some pain in stomach With this can i consume food regularly, will this cause increase in stool formation making intenstine filled up and cause severe problem I haven had this problem till 30 but now at 35 I am having at regular intervals. will this be for life time Is this cause due to Medicine, As i am taking the following medicine for Depression, Kidney Stone...
Updated 2 days ago in Lactulose.
Free Motion Tablet
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I do not feel good for my motions, i am unable to make regular bowel movements. I went from going daily, and now it takes three days for motion, please help me. I need a tablet for free motion daily. ## my dad is 58 year old and suffering from constipation since 2day and tablet which he can have now ?? ## iam not having regular motion only 3 or 4 days once i wil go to motion pls help me ## Pls tell free motion tablet I was not motions daily ## My mother 43years old having no motions scince 5days. Getting only toilet. She used Smuth tonic but no result.please help me which doctor I have to consult ## I troubling with motion problem. I am not getting motion daily in the morining. It comes for 3 days once. Yesterday night i got severe stomach pain. Give me suggestion. Do i need to take tab...
Updated 3 days ago.
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 6 days ago in Linzess.
Prucalopride makes me very hungry all the time
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Is anyone taking prucalopride resolor? Im just worried because since i started it four months ago, i feel very hungry all the time even 10-15 minutes after a meal. Is anyone using having the same experience? help ## I have been on prucalopride just 6 days 1mg. I do not feel hungry nor as yet have I had a result. I have CC for along time. Does any one know how long the time factor before i can increase to 2mg? ## Resolor, which contains the active ingredient Prucalopride is used to treat chronic constipation. Increased hunger and appetite is not listed as a side effect, however, it does have an effect on the brain chemical seratonin, just as many antidepressants do and most of them do cause increased appetite and weight gain. Its common side effects are listed as: headache, abdominal pai...
Updated 6 days ago in Prucalopride.
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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 6 days ago in Suprep.
Taking Linzess with food
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I started Linzess 145mcg 9 days ago. Only had one bm. Called Dr she said take 2 pills at a time and if that works she will call in the higher dose. Took this morning before bed. (I work nights 7p-7a) I have had stomach pain all day. I haven't been able to sleep or get comfortable. I've had rumbling in my stomach, gas and an extremely hungry feeling with the 145mcg dose but no pain. It's been 8 hours since I took the 290mcg dose. I just ate something and I feel a little better. I read that I should take Linzess 30 minutes before eating but I usually don't eat until I get up in the afternoon. Could this pain be a result of not eating with the higher dose? ## Hi Krischris1, Sorry to hear about your situation. According to the manufacturer, you are right that it is recommend...
Updated 7 days ago in Linzess.
use of softovac
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i am using softovac (bowel regulator) daily night 1 spoon, are there any side effects of forming stones in pancreas etc.,, ## Softovac is a laxative that contains: cassia fistula 0.5 gm, fennel , ispaghula 2 gm, liquorice 0.25 gm, senna 0.75 gm WIth those ingredients, it is a supplement, rather than a medication and the side effect profiles are not studied for it. The only thing regularly reported is some abdominal cramping. However, you should know that if you use it every night for a long period of time, your body may become dependent on it and if you stop using it, you may be unable to have a bowel movement without it. Is there anything else I can help you with? ## Sir, thanks for the reply. As I am using 1 spoon regularly in the night from last 2 years. Last 15 days back I had a tre...
Updated 7 days ago in Senna.
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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 7 days ago in Prepopik.
bisacodyl false positive
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Why is bisacodyl showing up in my urine if I'm not taking laxatives? My doctor thinks I am as this had shown up, but what else could be causing this to happen?
Updated 8 days ago in Bisacodyl.
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 9 days ago in Linzess.
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 10 days ago in Linzess.
side effects of ovaa shield ds
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Side effects of ovas shield ds. Please advice. I have severe constipation problem ## I am using ova a shield tablet from 2 month. I feel pain in lower left side. I have constipation also. So this tablet is any side effect ## yes this tablet is having side effects and if we have it above 10 times . It will create the sever problem,it also create the cancer in Ovaries .so don't go for that.. ## Is it?how it works plz give me reply..I am using these tablets(ovaa shield 4mg)..
Updated 13 days ago.
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. ## Exactly right. That is how my doctor instructed me and it works, usually within an hour. ## Hi Terri, Linzess stopped working for me as well after about a year. One thing that did help me while on it was after taking it in the morning with a big glass of water, I would waite about 15 mins and drink a 6 ...
Updated 13 days ago in Linzess.
Linzess not working
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I have been taking linzess off and on for a few months. The first few times it worked great, but now it just makes my belly rumble, then I have to push to get anything out and it's still hard. ## Hi I agree.The first week I was on linzess it work to well vut it still helped but now that im back on it its been two days and still nothing.. what did you do or why is it my stomach just rumbling but im not going. ## It should be taken as prescribed by your doctor, which is usually daily. Additionally, it needs to be taken with water, on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything else. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, abdominal cramping, bloating and diarrhea. Does anyone else have any advice or ideas that may he...
Updated 13 days ago in Linzess.
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 13 days ago in Linzess.
Chronic Constipation
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I too had cancer and have suffered chronic constipation... I have tried Miralax and due to the company going over the counter they gave me generic anf that did not work as well. The dosage of powder too was ovwewheminf.I have tried colon cleanses that guarantee cleansing and bowel movwments as well as deoxification. Nothing. Everything becomes impacted along with the food that has been consumed. Enemas and colonic only left me bloated and in pain.Laxatives are of no help either. Hot teas offer relaxation but no bowel movements. Castor oil offers some releif but it take 4 TBS.!!! Epsom salt makes me throw up etc etc...I have currently been given GENTILAX from Mexico. I take 3 tablets at nite and I have several bm's a day then turn to diarreah in the evening. I hae not been able to ge...
Updated 16 days ago in Enulose.
Is taking Linzess long-term safe?
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Hi guys! I have been suffering from constipation for at least 10 years. I am 26 years old. Few years ago my symptoms got really bad, to the point where a stool movement left me weak and in pain all day. I fortunaltely found Linzess and it has significantly improved the quality of my life. Today, I have been taking it for 1 and a half years. I have to support Linzess with taking Macrogol (2 packs a day). My stools are very loose, but I am happy this way. Because of all damage the constipation has done, whenever I get an occasional normal-size stool, it breaks my butt! Other than that, I feel good and healthy, and I am able to eat everything (which is a dream come true). However, I am still young and want to have kids at some point. I know Linzess is not safe during pregnancy. What worries m
Updated 16 days ago in Linzess.
Miralax - pre mixing
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I read somewhere that I could pre mix Miralax in the morning for Colonoscopy prep day and leave the mixture in the fridge all day so I didn't have to take time to mix when I get home from work. So I did, then I had to reschedule my procedure before I got home from work for 3 days later. Would the mixture still be good? Or do I need to buy more? ## As per the manufacturer's instructions - "Do not mix the MiraLAX earlier than the morning before your procedure." They don't go on to mention any particular reason why (which I find odd - and perhaps that information should be questioned), but for now it sounds like your best bet would be to start fresh and then follow protocol again. Additional feedback from other patients on how to prepare for the colonoscopy can also be ...
Updated 18 days ago in MiraLax.
List Of Medicine For Making Periods Eariler
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i want to know the name of medicine which makes my peridos earlier. ## I have a severe abdominal pain of periods but there is no bleeding. I need medicine for continue bleeding and for the relief of pain. ## hi my period come in march and in april i have some lots of work then i not eating food regularly and i have some stress.and also i dont want to sleep very camly in the night.plz give me advise to home made or tablet to use my period come soon and regular. ## Hi, i am 22 years old. I had taken birth control pills by the name of familon for 3 n half years, then I had stopped and now my last period date was 9th January and now 5th March but no period, negative pregnancy test. My doctors says I have to do some blood work and he gave some pills to induce my period but period is not comi...
Updated 22 days ago in Peri-Dos.
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 1 month ago in Suprep.

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