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72 mg Linzess experiences

Anyone taking the 72mg dose of Linzess, and what are your experiences with it? I just filled the prescription and want to try, just worried. Thanks.

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Suprep

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, ...

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Excessive Bloating on Linzess

I've been on Linzess for about a week now and the bloating is unbearable. The medication has produced several BM's and I had severe diarrhea the first two days on the medication. The diarrhea has subsided but the bloating continues to get worse. I is painful and it looks like I am 6 months pregnant. My clothes don't fit anymore and I can't find any helpful solutions to the distention. Has anyone had these similar symptoms and do they typically go away? ## Hello, Kristy! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you're having. Yes, that has been reported by many people and is a known side effect as listed by the FDA. You may also experience weight changes, nausea and dizziness. Can anyone that's taken in chime in on whether or not it's gone away as your bod...

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Suprep Bowel Prep Kit

I am looking for a manufacture coupon that will help me pay for my Suprep Bowel Prep Kit. I am 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 doct...

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Methadone and Miralax mix

I need to take my methadone and I just drank some miralax without thinking, who thinks it won't matter if I take it now? ## Hello, Based on my research from umm.edu, there are no drug interactions listed between Miralax (Polyethylene Glycol) and Methadone. So my theory is that you shouldn't experience any problems with taking the two together. However it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to still give your doctor a call for a second opinion, if you're looking for further validation. I hope this helps! ## Can I take Miralax while I'm on methadone càn someone help me ! Thank u ## Definitely. I'm on methadone but i take a double dose 2x a day. the regular dose is not for drug constipation. You may have to take it a few days for it to work.Good luck

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How long does it take for miralax to leave the gut

My 8 yro son took miralax for 10 days for his constipation. He stopped taking it 2 days ago and is still having very loose bowel movements almost hourly. How long will this continue? I'm at my wits end, his bottom is getting very sore. ## In my opinion, it would be good for him to try and consume more binding foods, such as bananas, to help slow down and regulate his bowel movements. It's difficult to say how long one can experience loose bowel movements, since everyone reacts differently to these types of medications. Was the Miralax dose taken exactly as indicated on labeling (it says 'once each day' on Miralax's webpage)? I only ask because it does sound like he had a bit too much. I know this response is a day after your post, so I do hope that he is feeling bett...

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ferrochelate xt syrup

why doctor suggest me to take ferrochelate xt syrup and Zerodol tablets daily and what is the use? ## I have menorrhagia and am awaiting a hysterectomy. I also have diverticulitis I need iron as I have iron deficiency anaemia I fear bloating/constipation/flare up of diverticulits is ferrochelle an answer for me ?

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Passing Parrasites

I've been taking Linzess for a few months now and I must say it gets the job done. Sometimes after taking Linzess I have diarrhea. I've noticed that when I do have diarrhea I pass parasites! Has anyone else experienced this? I have detoxed before with natural herbs and didnt pass a thing. I know Linzess itself kill off parasites but there is def something in it that pushes them out. Has anyone else experienced this? ## I’m taking linzess About three months. And I have had leaky gut whenever I take it two days. Three times I’ve had leaky gut Had pads on and it was covered with parasites , disgusting.! What does this mean? Are they dead or alive???? ## Hello christy, It makes sense to me that it would be a lot easier to pass a dead parasite than to pass a live one sinc...

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Gentilax Tablets

IM LOOKING FOR THIS LAXITIVE CALLED GENTILAX IN IRVING TEXAS I KNOW ITS FROM MEXICO BUT I'M ASSUMING IT'S HERE TOO. ## Actually, it isn't regularly available here in the U.S. anymore. Gentilax contains the active ingredient Phenolphthalein and it is being removed from the market in over the counter products due to the fact that it has been found to be carcinogenic. Learn more Phenolphthalein details here. However, there are many available that are safer to use and really, the best one of all is just to increase your fiber intake, via your diet or the use of supplements. What others have you tried? ## Trying to locate a store in San Diego California that sells this laxative as it is the only laxative that I find work for my situation. ## Theres a store by my house here in Chi...

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Gentilax Laxative

can i take gentilax if im pregnant for consipation? ## Hi miriam, According to a clinical trial posted on PubMed, "phenolphthalein treatment in pregnant women associates with a higher risk for Hirschsprung's disease in their children, but this finding is only a signal which needs confirmation or rejection in other studies." NOTE: this drug is labeled under Pregnancy "Category C" meaning - Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. With all that said, I would probably consider some (natural) dietary options for treating constipation as opposed to any prescription medications. Just to p...

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when to take gentilax

Can I take gentilax in the morning? ## Hi Maria, From what I could gather, Gentilax contains the active ingredient Phenolphthalein. Apparently there is no specified time frame that one should be taking this medication. So it sounds like you can just use it as needed. A recommended oral dose is 1 to 2 tablets, however its effects are said to be cumulative by increasing or decreasing the amount you take. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Phenolphthalein Details I hope this helps! ## Maria: The active ingredient of Gentilax is phenolphthalein. It usually produces a bowel movement in 6 to 8 hours. So if you were to take a dosage at say, for example, 8 am in the morning you could be having a bowel movement as soon as 2 pm or more likely around 4 pm in the afternoon. ## I tak...

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On Linzess for a week, NOT "Working" - HELP!

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)...

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clear capsule marked g650 with tan powder inside

Oblong (Clear Capsule) Tan/beige powder G650 imprint only; no other markings ## I found it. It is a dietary fiber supplement sold by CVS and ...? for regularity ## Greetings, To add to what was previously stated the results I found stated that the pill is a fiber/laxative and is sold over the counter. Here is some additional information that I was able to source from the NIH. PRODUCT CODE 53041-650 IMPRINT: G650 INGREDIENTS PSYLLIUM HUSK 0.52 g INACTIVE INGREDIENTS CARAMEL GELATIN POLYSORBATE 80 SHELLAC BROWN IRON OXIDE LABEL AUTHOR Guardian Drug Company COLOR BROWN SIZE 20mm SHAPE CAPSULE I hope this information helps.

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Prucalopride makes me very hungry all the time

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...

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Can Miralax Raise Blood Pressure

I've never had a Bp issue and since taking miralax for a week for constipation my bp was 166/104! Could it be the Miralax? ## I double checked the side effects, both the consumer and professional listings, but I didn't find anything about it causing hypertension. Learn more Miralax details here. However, I think you should consult with your doctor for an exam and further testing, because while it isn't listed a side effect or reaction, other users have reported experiencing this from Miralax and their BP went back to normal when they stopped using it. Did you have any other unusual symptoms? ## No I haven't noticed anything. I stopped using the Miralax yesterday, increased my potassium and magnesium, drank lots of water, and cut out sodium. Today my Bp was 157/92..... I...

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Miralax Powder with Strange Odor

I've been taking MiraLAX for over five years now on a regular basis and I've had no problems. My problem now is the last two bottles that I bought had a chemical odor smelled like kerosene. The bottles were fresh I did buy them at Sam's Club but cannot understand why these two bottles had a strange smell even after it was mixed up. I usually drink mine in coffee and there's never been an odor like this before. Has anyone else experienced this? I've had five abdominal surgeries and this is the only thing that helps me but now I'm afraid to buy anymore. Please help me if you can. ## Today our family noticed a similar odor after mixing less than a tablespoon of MiraLax in a glass of water. My daughter who was going to drink it said it smelled and tasted funny. My wi...

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WILL LINZESS CAUSE A FALSE POSITIVE FOR BUPRENORPHINE

My DOCTOR IS SAYING I'M SHOWING BUPRENORPHINE IN MY URINALYSIS. I DO NOT TAKE IT. I WAS PUT ON LINZESS A FEW MONTHS AGO AND WONDERING IF THE LINZESS IS CAUSING A FALSE POSITIVE? PLEASE HELP!!! ## Will linzess show up positive on urine drug screen

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pictures of zanax

light peach round pill one side has a line wwhare it can be broke the other side has mylan and a3 ## round peach colored pills line down the middle are these zanax? ## roxy ## This tablet is manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and distributed by UDL Laboratories. NDC code: 51079-0789 The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and irritability. Inactive ingredients may include: silicon dioxide croscarmellose sodium docusate sodium lactose monohydrate magnesium stearate microcrystalline cellulose sodium benzoate sodium lauryl sulfate FD&C Yellow No. 6 Unfortunately, I do not have a picture to post, due to copyright reasons. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Saline laxative / milk of magnesia positive drug test

Does saline laxative cause a false positive drug test? Also, can milk of magnesia cause a positive drug test? ## Can milk of magnesia test a false positive in a drug test for alcohol ## I think it's highly unlikely since milk of magnesia and similar products are basically a form of magnesium (a mineral). Did you take anything else (OTC or otherwise)? What kind of test was it? Urine, blood, etc? ## Yes, I've failed 2 tests in 3 weeks and the ONLY thing I've taken is magnesium. I passed previous screens but after I started taking an over the counter magnesium daily I've failed twice. My doctor and pharmacist said it wasn't possible but it's the only change in my diet.

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Rebamipide best taken at?

is Rebamipide is best taken with meal or with our meals? ## Need to know if Rebamipide is Prescription Drug or an OTC? ## I didn't find any specific instructions listed, but since it is supposed to help GI problems, it is probably best to take it just before a meal, unless your doctor instructs otherwise. NIH studies list its typical side effects as possibly including constipation, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. Victior, it may vary depending on where you live. Can you post back with your general location?

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