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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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lizness 145 mg
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I just started taking liznes 3 days ago. I am major swelled in my colon from infectious diverticulitus and ibs and infectious colitis. Its not doing nothing but spurt here &thats there. Im so bloated i cant eat my colon is spasmimg. I look 6 months pregnant. Can I take 2excellent at a time or sennakot or anuthing else to help me go. Its making me sick. Please respond ## @KR, Sorry to hear about your condition. If you plan on taking an extra laxative medication along with Linzess, I would encourage you to talk with your doctor first just to play it safe with the dosing. However there are other home remedies such as Apple Cider Vinegar and Epsom Salt that might make for good alternatives. Have you also considered taking any probiotics or digestive enzymes to help better metabolize cer...
Updated 23 hours ago in Linzess.
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 1 day ago in Konsyl Fiber.
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.
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 5 days ago in Linzess.
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 5 days ago in Suprep.
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.
Terraferon Vitamins
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what does the terraferon do in a pregnant woman ## This pill is a multivitamin used for the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency. Multivitamins are generally regarded as safe as long as you don't down the entire bottle. Possible side effects of Terraferron can include any of the following: Constipation and diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting. If you take normal doses as recommended by your doctor or as stated on the bottle, you're likelihood of experiencing these minor effects are much slimmer. If you have any more questions or comments to add, please post back so I can further assist you. ## Can terraferon make you fat?im not pregnant,and I am taking it OD as supplement ## To my knowledge, Terraferon (or any multivitamin for that matter) will not make you fat. Terr...
Updated 7 days ago in Ferrous Fumarate.
Round Red Pill 544 Imprint
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I found a round red pill with 544 embossed in it. Do you know what it is? ## This may be Walmart's Equate Stool Softener with Stimulant Laxative (compare to Peri-Colase). ## i found a tiny red pill that has [ ] an imprint on one side. does anyone know what it is? ## @Susan, Is there any chance that the pill you have says "S44" instead of "544"? If so, a round red pill with S44 is reportedly identified as Docusate sodium/senna docusate sodium (50 mg) + Sennosides (8.6 mg). This is a laxative used for treating constipation, as post #1 suggested. For verification, the product labeler/distributor is listed as McKesson and the pill itself carries a National Drug Code of 62011-0165. I hope this helps!
Updated 8 days ago in Docusate.
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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 9 days ago in Suprep.
Miralax & Heartburn
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Hi, I have been taking Miralax for 4 years and never had a stomach problem. I eat the same thing pretty much everyday because I am a diabetic, and have not taken any new meds. The last few days though immediately after taking 2 tsp's with 10oz of water as usual, at the usual time in small sips, I got heart burn. Last week I chugged the whole 10oz down as usual and in the pit of my stomach I had very bad cramping, so when I started sipping it down I did not get cramping, but got the bad heartburn.
Updated 10 days ago in MiraLax.

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