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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 lo...

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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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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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Yellow Pill AN 513

AN 513 yellow long pill ## I am looking to find out what this pill is. It is yellow and oblong, and has the marking AN on one half and 513 on the other half. Please any info would be great. ## This is Resperidal or resperidone. It is used for different types of mental health issues. Often times it is used for folks having emotional crisis. Side effects include marked drowsiness, dizziness, headache, constipation, among many many others. ## An oblong, yellow tablet with the marking AN 513 separated by a score line is manufactured by Amneal Pharmaceuticals, and they list it as containing 750mgs of Salsalate. NDC: 65162-0513 Please see image for confirmation: Salsalate is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, most commonly used to treat pain, and swelling. The FDA lists its typical...

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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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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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Constella for constipation causing Diverticulitis

I have been on Constella for 4 days. I take it in the AM 2 hours before eating. I know it is a no, no but I have just one cup of coffee and boom...I have diarrhea. However, it is mostly water without much substance...sorry for the graphics! It lasts for a few hours and then stops completely for the day. I do drink water all day and take a thermos with me when I go out. This repeats itself exactly for the next few days while taking it. I have no feeling of having to go after the diarrhea stops. I also take Restoralx (Miralax) every evening. Constipation has been a battle for me for years and years. I am a senior now. If this pattern persists I will call my doctor. Will this diarrhea taper off? ## Does the diarrhea ever tapper off? I spoke to the doctor and he reduced the dose to every ot...

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Small Round Peach Pill With The Letters Bi Over 5 and apo on other side

can you tell me what this pill is? Small Round Peach Pill With The Letters Bi Over 5 and apo on other side ## I can't be 100% certain, because some of these Canadian Apotex markings are difficult to track down, however, from their site, I think this might be a 5mg Bisacodyl tablet. Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative, which may cause side effects, such as nausea, stomach pain and abdominal cramping. Is anyone familiar with these tablets? ## It’s Apo-Bisoprolol 5mg it’s a heart medication that eases strain on the heart. I take this.

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Hi newly prescibed linzess , taking for 2 days with no bm

Just prescribed linzess by my pcp , took it for 2 days with no results . My doctor directed me to take only when needed! Which contradicted the prescribing info! I have had problems for over 20 years , have tried everything and still no luck! Any suggestions would be appreciated! ## Hi Jill, I was diagnosed with Colonic Inertia and I am unable to have a bowel movement on my own. I started with the low dose of Linzess and it did nothing. Then my Gastroenterologist ordered the higher dose and I could not stay off the commode as the diarrhea was terrible. I am now back on the low dose and it seems to be causing severe diarrhea. I would give it more time and see what happens. If I do not take it I become so bloated and have a lot of flatus and nausea. You can also try Phillips MOM at night....

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Linzess stopped working

I have been on the 145 dose of Linzess for several years now, and it was like a miracle drug. No side effects, and for the first time in 30 years, regular BMs. The past few months have not been so great, though. Constipation, bloating and cramps have returned. I saw my Gastro a few weeks ago, and she upped my dosage to the 290. No change. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? So frustrating! ## Unfortunately, many people have reported the same experience, though the amount of time have varied. Are you making sure to take it with a full glass of water, at least half an hour, before eating or drinking anything else, as directed by the FDA? The bloating and cramps can be side effects of this medication, but it usually causes diarrhea, rather than constipation. Are you on any other ...

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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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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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potassium 20 meq tab

Can I take 2 tabs of pot chor a once ## hi woody why do you want to take 2? 2-20mg=40mg which is a commonly prescribed dose, but too much potassium can be just as bad as not enough. if your on water pills and its causing leg cramps you may need a higher dose, you should check with your doc. ## I know it's sometimes easier to take two doses of potassium at once, but it is not a good idea. Your body doesn't store potassium, so you'll have too much for part of the day and none for the rest of the day. That defeats the purpose of two doses. If you double-up on the liquid form of potassium, it may act like a very strong, fast laxative. Your body will rid itself of too much liquid potassium. It's annoying & you will not have the potassium you need. Potassium is a serious d...

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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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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. ## I dont take any other medications or alcohol. I have to take an alcohol urine etg test. I'v...

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use of ovabless tablet

I am 27 years old.I have one baby for 6 years old.l want to next baby. I am trying to get pregnant from last 6 months but not getting success.my period is regular.l consult to a doctor she suggested me take 4 tablets 1)Ovabless -1tablet daily 3 months 2)fertomid-100 period ke second day se 5 day take 1 tablet (3)primiwal-period ke seventh day se seven day tak 1 tablet 2 times (4) Lupigest-200 period ke 14th day se 10 day tak.so my question is these tablets prevents me from getting pregnant? Or is there any side effects/ harmful from these tablets? please suggest.. ## Is ovabless tablet continue in pregnancy also ## My doctor suggested me to take ovabless and zincovit so now I got period may I take those tablets during periods or not .plz kindly clear my doubt. ## did you get pregnant by...

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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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linzess weight loss

how long does it take to work ## Hello, Oscar! How are you? Linzess is not actually intended to be used for weight loss, so there is no time frame I can give you for this. It is used to treat symptoms of IBS that are associated with constipation. And while that may cause weight loss, in some instances, it can be dangerous to try to lose weight via giving yourself diarrhea, since it creates the risk of malnourishment and dehydration. Common side effects to this drug may include nausea, dizziness and stomach pain. Was it prescribed for weight loss? ## I just received a sample from the dr to help with my weight loss, however, I am shocked at ALL the side affects from people of.horrible weight gain! I am confused, can you please help explain? ## I have IBS. Been taking linzesss for a month....

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Round orange pill 0805 and AV on the back

Found this pill in my kid's pocket before doing laundry and we want to know what kind of pill it is? ## Hi Tammy, Does your pill look anything like the one depicted in the following NDC link? - 0603-5482 Is the V cursive-like? - If so, this may be the logo for Qualitest (formerly known as Vintage Pharmaceuticals). Is there a score line separating the 08 | 05? Thanks for any feedback you might have on this. I haven't located any other pills that resemble it more closely as of yet. ## It's actually Senna, a stool softener. I was prescribed this after giving birth to my son. I found it in my house a year and a half later and was looking it up online by the numbers and initials when I found your post. ## Found light orange with 0805 one side and AV on the other.Can you tell me w...

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Terraferon Vitamins

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...

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