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iron with stool softener adverse effects

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Fiber and water: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless. Constipation with iron in not uncommon.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: If your iron is too high you may have a condition called hemochromatosis which can have many consequences. You should talk to your doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Better BM's: It would seem you dr is trying to help make your bowel movements less hard.I agree with this approach.Add fiber from foods like whole grain cereals an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arie Pelta
20 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Diarrhea.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Laxative abuse: Some are electrolyte imbalances, with effects on brain, heart, kidneys and other vital organs.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
GI mostly: Can cause diarrhea, cramps, elctrolyte (blood chemistry) abnormalities, rarely rash or throat irritation.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Local: Pharmacy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, but lower dose: Docusate (doss) is safe for children and it has pediatric dosing tables; do not give a child an adult dose. I would check the medication insert or onl ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually within1-3 d: Depends on dose and type; usually works within 1-3 days. Check other factors including diet, activity, other meds, other health issues.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No: it is not a good idea to use them in the long run. In the short-term, for a few weeks or less, if necessary, they should be tolerated very well. Good ... Read More

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