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Laxative Overview

Laxatives, purgatives, or aperients are substances that loosen stools[1] and increase bowel movements. They are used to treat and/or prevent constipation. Laxatives vary as to how they work and the side effects they may 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 on...

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Was there a KONSYL recall?
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Has there been a recall on this product? ## Hi, CatLady! I haven't found any information saying that there is a current recall on it. The last one I found listed was due to a labeling problem and occurred in 2011. However, since this isn't an item that completely falls under command of the FDA, the company isn't actually required to log a recall notice with them or any particular entity. Recalls are actually voluntary and up to their discretion, unless it's due to an issue that has the potential to be very dangerous. Did you try asking at your local stores to see if it was recalled or if they are just out of stock? ## Verwon, thanks for your info. I was inquiring for a friends and have passed on the info. Appreciate it. ## There was a sort of recall if you call the konsy...
Updated 10 hours ago in Konsyl Fiber.
Why can't I find Konsyl?
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It's true, I can't find the original formula at all, anywhere. Our pharmacist said they are not making it because people want the orange flavored products. Konsyl Original Formula is the very best product out there, pure and simple, and I can't understand why the Konsyl corporation is stopping production. A very stupid move on their part. ## From what I have been able to find, it is listed as still being available, and has not been discontinued. But yes, some people do prefer the flavored products, however, my mother-in-law uses one that isn't flavored, she just mixes it with orange juice. There are many others that are also available that contain the fiber, without flavoring, they just might be under generic names, rather than Konsyl. The FDA warns that it may cause fla...
Updated 1 day ago in Konsyl.
help with any information about lactulose
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Any information on lactulose? My friend has been prescribed it by the hospital and she is very reluctant to take it due to the nature of the medication. ## This medication is most commonly used to treat constipation, and some types of liver disease. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, bloating, stomach pain, flatulence, and diarrhea. What condition is being treated? Is she on any other medications? ## Hi if I were her I would start with a low dose and take it after a meal. ## I am taking lactulose for ammonia. I just started. I find it takes up my mornings due to diarrhea. Major interfering with my lifestyle. Is anyone else having the same problem? ## I cannot get lactulose where I live as they changed to generic only and the generic is so bad...
Updated 1 day ago in Lactulose.
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 1 day ago in Linzess.
Linzess in morning and night
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First time I tried it as prescribed once in the morning luck. ## Hello, Vanessa! How are you? I'm sorry it didn't work for you. Did you make sure to take it on an empty stomach, with just water, at least a half hour before eating? Sometimes, people haven't been receiving the proper instructions with their prescriptions, so they don't know they have to take it that way. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, bloating and diarrhea. ## Reading some of the comments may be my answer. I take Linzess 30 minutes before breakfast and can go nowhere for 3 or 4 hours because of sudden diarrhea - so embarrassing! My hope is taking it at bedtime like a few said may be my answer. Pharmacists and doctors know little but trial & error. ...
Updated 3 days ago in Linzess.
Potty training child on Miralax
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I'm just desperate to get in touch with other parents who have already gone through this or are currently. My daughter out of nowhere became constipated at 7 mths old. Testing, specialist appts., naturopaths, diet after diet and our new norm has been Miralax for almost 2 years. Half a cap every day has been her latest dose for regularity. She will soon be 4 next month and still wears diapers, because she poos in her underwear, pull up, and diaper. What she wears doesn't matter. She has 6-8 mths ago successfully and willingly without my knowledge gone to the toilet and successfully had a number 2. We've just had regression honestly since summer 2017. It is so hard to pinpoint the exact reason she refuses to number 2 on the toilet. I think it's a combination of being afrai...
Updated 3 days ago in MiraLax.
linzess prescribed to help with weight loss
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Hi! My Dr. Gave me linzess to help with weight loss. HOWEVER, I am reading all the posts about horrible weight gain, I am confused!!!!!!! ## Hello, Twinckle! How are you? This medication isn't intended to be used for weight loss, it's actually used to treat chronic constipation. It can cause diarrhea, which could result in weight loss for some, as reported by the FDA, but it can also cause abdominal bloating and distention, which has caused many to think they were gaining weight on it. Can anyone that's been on it chime in with their experiences? ## Hello, Linzess can certainly be prescribed for the purpose of weight loss! People do not understand how medications can treat multiple...repeat MULTIPLE conditions, diseases and illnesses. Botox is FDA approved to also treat head...
Updated 5 days ago in Linzess.
Use of Drotin m tablet
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I have a pain in the left side of my abdomen and I take drotin m for it. What is a proper 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? ## Can I use drotin m for pancreatits major pain? I took ...
Updated 6 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 9 days ago in Linzess.
what is trimebutina used for
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White round pill. Also has debridat written on the box. ## Trimebutina contains the active ingredient Miopropan, this is used to treat conditions such as IBS and to prevent constipation and diarrhea after bowel sugery. Side effects can include: nausea, dizziness, headache and dyspepsia Did you have any other questions? ## Does this medicine trimebutina help with constipation or does it just prevented it due to ibs-c? And what dosage should I ask for and how often should it be taken for a adult female 155lbs age 50 thank you!! ## I just want to know is this medicine Trimebutina only for female and i am from india hw can i buy this medicine does it having any specific salt name please provide the infomation... ## I was in Mexico, stopped by a pharmacy ask for a medication that would help ...
Updated 9 days ago.

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