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Can I use baking powder for a laxative

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Roughly 24: Hours. These are used in the maintenance treatment of constipation. They will be less effective at standard doses for a stool impaction.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Antacid: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (baking soda) acts as an antacid.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Wheatgrass Laxative: I understand your desire to know about wheatgrass as a laxative. It is primarily used as a concentrated source of nutrients. There is not enough scien ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
TINCTURE: OF TIME!!!!! Time will "cure" the effects of an oral laxative and you should NOT take MEDICATION to treat this! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fiber: Laxative r a stimulant & u will b come dependent on them where as fiber is a natural way 2 ur colon 2 absorb more h2o & that softens ur stool. Also re ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Ask Dr.: firstly, ask the doctor who prescribed the preparation or the nurse. Secondly, I am quite sure they must have provided you with written directions...
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Further review: You stated your symptoms have been going on for only three months. Have you changed your diet or eating habits considerably? If not, need to evaluate ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Abdominal pain: If symptoms not resolving, after two days I would recommend getting checked.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Dehydration: Polyethylene glycol 3350 is an osmotic diuretic, previously used to prepare bowel for colonoscopy. Low blood pressure can be due to dehydration which ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: There are plenty of different preps. Some include citrate of magnesia and ducolax and others may include golytely (polyethylene glycol). Speak to you ... Read More
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