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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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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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Blood Sugar went up after Linzess

My morning readings have been below 140, but after taking Linzess they have been anywhere from 170 to 267. Does Linzess raise blood sugar? Anyone else have this issue?

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Linzess not working for me

I was on Amitiza 24 mcg twice a day and Miralax was switched to Linzess 3 weeks ago. I am having so many issues, feeling lightheaded a couple hours after taking it in the morning and very bloated and have not had a normal BM. A few days without anything and then diarrhea. I think I am going to switch to before dinner and take Miralax before bed. What is the opinion? ## This medication should be taken in the morning, at least half an hour, before ingesting anything else. The Side effects that you've experienced are listed as being normal ones, according to the FDA, you may also experience nausea, and stomach pain. It is not as effective, if taken later in the day, after you've already eaten throughout the day, so it is best to follow the manufacturers instructions. Is there anyth...

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large round white pill scored 422

Had a RX filled for docusate. Received large round white pills, scored on one side with GC or 6C on top and 422 on the bottom. Other side is blank. ## large round white pill with GC 422 on one side and blank on the other side ## GC 422 white round tablets are Docusate Sodium tablet 100mg. They can be crushed. ## Yes it's a large round pill that has 6c 422 or gc 422 ## What is a round white pill with the letters GC and that number is 422 is it magnesium or is it Colace ## What is the name of a round white pill with the letters GC the numbers 422 what is the name of the medication

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How long does it take for Linzess to get out of your system?

How long does it take for Linzess to be completely out of your system? ## How long does it take linzess to get out of your system? ## @ike / sandy, From what I could gather, Linaclotide (Linzess) doesn't remain in your system very long at all. According to a study on NIH.gov, the parent drug (Linaclotide) completely degrades to its metabolite within 30 minutes, with a first-order half-life of only 3 minutes. [1] source: PubMed / PMC3638410 That said, my understanding is that Linzess should be completely out of one's system within 1-3 days easy. However there are other important variables outside of the half life that may prolong or otherwise have some sort of impact on the estimated time frame. Hope this helps! ## How long does it take for linzess to get out of the body ## How l...

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Linzess not working

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...

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New to Linzess for IBS-C

I have had IBS-C for over 35 YEARS having only one bowel movement every 6-7 days. Good thing I had my own bathroom in my office. When you do not have regular bms you forget the last time you went. I have to keep a calendar. My dr gave me a prescription for 72 mcg. It took a week to work and it totally emptied me out for hours. At the end it was just brown water coming out. Since then I have been going 4-5 days before having a complete emptying out with severe explosive diarrhea. I wondered if maybe I can empty the capsule out and only take part of the med a day? Yes it is good to go but when you have to put diaper rash cream on you because it is so explosive I kind of wonder. I guess it is better than not going. Also has anyone before Linzess had bad stomach aches because you did not go...

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Linzess and low sodium

A warning: Took 145 for 3 days and ended up with a 2 litre min BM of mostly water plus dehydration and low sodium levels on day 4. ## Unfortunately, that is a possible side effect, it works too well for some people that take it. The FDA lists its other side effects as possibly including nausea, stomach pain, headache, and bloating. Ref: Linzess Information How are you feeling, now? Have things improved?

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Anybody else get hives after Linzess?

Been on Linzess 145 for 2 months. Was having lots of allergy issues-hives and itching on scalp, runny nose, sinus pain, extreme fatigue. Also shortness of breath and heart palpitations. Hadn't had major allergy attack in months but thought that was what was going on. Steroids, inhaler, Benadryl no help. Started paying real close attention to symptoms and realized I never woke up with hives, they always appeared about half hour after Linzesse was taken and improved by end of the day. Stopped taking it and 48 hours later no hives, itching or sinus symptoms. Still dealing with fatigue. It did helps constipation problem although I came real close to more than one accident. Not worth the side effects. Has anyone else experienced any if these symptoms? ## Hello, Brenda! How are you? I...

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Taking MiraLax after the expiration date

Can you use MiraLax after the expiration date? And how much to use for an adult single use? ## Hi Dani, I haven't come across any specific details pertaining to the safety of this medication after it's expiration date. However, I think it really depends on how long has it been since the product expired? If it hasn't been too long, it might still be functional enough to get the job done, but you're still probably better off getting a new batch if you want to play it safe. Regarding dosing instructions, the usual adult dosing for Miralax is one cap full (approx. 17g) taken once daily or as needed. Apparently the measuring line on the bottle cap itself is supposed to be used as a guideline for taking a single dose (which also measures out to about 1 large tbsp). Lastly, it ...

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Tcli 80 Orange Round Pill

Found a orange round pill with Tcli 80 on one side and it is blank on the other side. Can not find any info on this pill anywhere. Please help! ## Is this it? images.medscape.com/pi/features/drugdirectory/octupdate/IVX11131.jpg its just a laxative. SEnna, I think ## Orange round pill with the marking 80 TLC l What is it used for please help me ! ## It’s a laxative and stool softener combo make you ?? like a pet duck!

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Use of softovac

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 treat...

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linzess prescribed to help with weight loss

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...

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Red gel type pill with NV 13 on it

What is a red, gel-type pill that has a see-through effect, with the letters NV 13 on it, can you tell me what this drug may be? I would appreciate your help. Thanks. ## The identification provided is correct, this gel cap is manufactured by National Vitamin Company, and they list it as containing 100mgs of Docusate Sodium, which is a stool softener. NDC: 54629-0600 It is available over the counter. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, bloating, cramping, dry mouth, and diarrhea. Ref: DailyMed Docusate Inactive ingredients may include: Fd&c Red No. 40 Fd&c Yellow No. 6 Gelatin Glycerin Polyethylene Glycol 1000 Propylene Glycol Water Sorbitol Is there anything else I can help with? ## This is a stool softener, prescription strength.

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Taking Linzess with food

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...

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There is a natural supplement that will help withdrawals tremendously and it's legal

Try this its changed my life, it's called kratom and it's available at most adult and head shops the dosage is at least 5 grams but it works better than anything that doctors have given and you don't need to worry about trading one addiction for another , it's a natural opiate so for people who aren't heavy users this stuff will make you feel as though you have taken loratabs.its just overall a safer way to kick a bad habit .If you are a heavy user don't give up if you don't feel the opiate effects the first couple of weeks because you will eventually plus it will help the withdrawal immediately. ## Hi Tammy, I've only read about kratom on other message boards and for some reason they were bashing it for being Bad, I don't know why but now I'm cur...

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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...

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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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