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does getting sorbitol solution require a prescription?

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Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
No: It is over the counter and a prescription is not required. However, you should speak with your health care provider before taking if : stomach or intestine problems -an unusual or allergic reaction to sorbitol, fructose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

I am allergic to sorbitol, an ingredient in nearly every gum today. Is there any regular sugar gum out there?

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Dr. Thomas Shen
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Although you may have gastric problems with sorbitol or other synthetic sugars, I am not sure you are allergic. Many people have gas and diarrhea with these sugars. If i remember big red has only natural sugars.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Will aspartame, xylitol, and sorbitol speed up your metabolism?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose.
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A 45-year-old male asked:

Dosage of sorbiline for adults?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Sorbiline: This is a liquid - dose is 2 teaspoons with breakfast or dinner per day.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What's a good way to cure constipation without purgative or sorbiline?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Not enough fluids: Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is sorbitol? Why is it in gum? Is it harmful to the body?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sorbitol: Sorbitol is found in fruits and also is added to gum. It is a simple and safe product even if you have diabetes. That said, if you do have diabetes and take sorbitol there might be a slight increase in your blood sugar. You should be able to take care of that. Note: If you really want to chew gum try sugar free gum!

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