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Are There Side Effects Of Daily Laxative Use
What's your concern?: Are you seeking a short term fix for constipation, or a product that can be taken safely for a long time period (; for what indication)? What side effects concern you (there is no laxative that is without some)? What is the underlying cause of your bowel problem--i recommend that be addressed first (before you resort to self medication) so the correct approach or treatment can be started. ...Read more
Possible GI problems: Possible effects include a wide range of GI issues as well as vertigo and other distress. Seek medical attention early to select alternative laxatives. ...Read more
Is there a laxative that can be taken all the time without the bad side effects and risk of dependency?
Find the problem...: I would definitely recommend to find out why do you need to take a laxative on a daily basis. If you are constipated and persist with symptoms you should see a gastroenterologist for more evaluation. Using laxatives for any other reason on a daily basis is not advised. If you want to stay regular a high fiber diet with fruits and veggies along with plenty of water should help. ...Read more
SideEffects of abuse: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining), cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). Abusers get chronic diarrhea, crampy abdominal pain, edema, nausea/vomiting, muscle weakness, bone pain, lassitude, kidney stones, skin changes, kidney disease, dehydration. ...Read more
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Very: Dangerous. It can throw off your entire body chemistry. It can damage the lining of your colon. It can be linked to a deeper psychological problem that needs serious helpto overcome if being abused to lose or maintain weight. ...Read more
Laxative abuse: Some are electrolyte imbalances, with effects on brain, heart, kidneys and other vital organs. ...Read more
Does MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) count as a laxative? If someone took MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) everyday, what would the side effects be? Could this cause permanent damage?
What's the concern?: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a generally safe, non-systemic lavage agent, intended to assist with laxation. Your voiced concern makes me question: for what symptoms has it been prescribed to you, what is the intended dose & duration of use, what have you tried before, what tests have been run prior to starting the product, what other symptoms do you have (weight loss, bleeding, pain), what's the underlying disease? ...Read more
Nephrotoxicity: Most concerning long-term adverse effect of Program (tacrolimus) is nephrotoxicity (damage to the kidneys). The drug has a narrow therapeutic index and therefore the blood level of the drug is often monitored to avoid side effects. Other known side effects include tremor, elevated blood pressure, elevated blood glucose, and hair loss. ...Read more
How long does singulair/montelukast take to start kicking in and what are the side effects of daily use?
Overuse of...: ...Cortisone creams can cause thinning of the skin, which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks. Fine blood vessels may swell and become prominent under the skin surface. In rare cases enough cortisone might be absorbed internally to cause growth suppression or adrenal gland suppression. That's why dermatologists use only the mildest steroid creams on babies, and monitor them closely. ...Read more
I took Tegretol for 5 years for absence seizures. Side effects of daily memory loss, difficulty with speech due to recalling words and confusion, After 8 yrs off Tegr. Still still have same symptoms.?
Not likely Tegretol: The persistence of your symptoms makes it unlikely that Tegretol was the cause. See a neurologist to evaluate your symptoms and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
No!: Garlic is good, it lowers your cholesterol! Some people may have some heart burn with it...Otherwise there is no side effects. ...Read more
Not much, if: You are hypothyroid. Your doctor has probably determined this. Your doctor determined the risk of possible side effects of this medicine is lower than its potential benefits when he prescribed this medicine for you. ...Read more
Dose dependent: I'm not aware of side effects. I suggest taking less than 10 billion per day for maintenance. Higher if you're sick. ...Read more
Cardiac: The side effects can be on your heart, clear it with your doctor first. ...Read more
Tolerance: Using this amount for so long, you have likely developed a big tolerance for the effects of codeine. Sedation, dulled thinking, mood changes, dizziness, constipation, and difficulty urinating are what I think of off the top of my head. Wonder who would be prescribing that much for that length of time, or if this has been procured in other ways. Please get help for what appears to be addiction. ...Read more
Controversial: A few studies have shown that calcium and magnesium absorption may be affected by long term Nexium (esomeprazole) (ppi) use. One must weigh the risks vs benefits for any chronic medication. The lowest effective dose should be taken. Overall, compared to many other medications ppi's are generally safe. ...Read more
Somatropin: Please do not take any Somatropin unless it has been prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more
OK: There is no prescription for masturbation frequency--but it should not interfere with your social or occupational activities. If you are staying in as opposed to meeting people, that is too often. Weekly to daily is generally ok, multiple times daily often is excessive & problematic for reasons above. ...Read more
I'm a female, my questions is Can I take a cenovis once daily multivitamins for men? What are the side effects
The Key: Eat Healthy: Well, obviously, your voice will deepen and you'll grow hair in your ears. Actually, this whole commercial mess of specialized multivitamins or vitamin concentrates grinds my gears. What a bunch of hooey. If you took that pill appropriately your body would take what it needs and dump the rest. Take too many and your body might store some and lead to a problem. 2 or 3 times a week is all you need ...Read more
My girlfriend takes pgx daily * to loose weight can there be side effects? Is it recommended to take these
PGX FOR WEIGHT LOSS:
Pgx is polygliciplx it is a polysaccharide or plant fiber.It is manufactured in canada and is sold in us as an agent for weight loss. They have done studies with this compound and are available on their web site they do not list the individual ingredients for copy right reasons
it is relatively safe. Side effects are minor like blotiness, gas, loose stools or constipation.It works if used properly. ...Read more
I'm about 14.3 I masturbated approximately daily is it ok or I will be low on calcium and is their any side effects?
Masturbation: You have not and will not suffer any ill effects. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 5 grams of L-Glutamine daily? I've been taking it for a week now and no side effects to report.
Why are you taking it? Did a doctor prescribe it? It is not doing you any good. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Green tea has many known benefits. I try to have 1-2 tea bags worth tea daily. Any side effects I should be aware of?
Blocks vitamin absop:
Green tea can block absorption of certain nutrients, vitamins and proteins. It also has caffeine and side effects of caffeine not able to sleep and increase in heart rate etc.
If you are pregnant or are thinking about getting pregnant you should not drink green tea as large amount of green tea can cause neural tube birth defects in babies
so drink green tea in moderation. ...Read more
My husband has been on daily PPI's for over a decade for Barrett's. What are the long term side effects? Should he try to stop?
No but: No known data that long term ppi's prevent worsening barretts and need to see the gastroenterologist for repeat endoscopy to see the progression about every 6-12 months depending on severity; ppi's can cause more gastric cancers, decrease absorption of acid depending absortion of some vitamins and nutrients and increase helicobacter pylori infection. Reasonable to stop it but check with g.i. dr ...Read more
I am currently taking biotin every day I would like to start taking oregano capsules daily. Will I have side effects taking them both?
No I see no reason for these to be incompatible
ok to take in my opinion. ...Read more
What would be d side effects or up coming health issues if a person starts taking 1 tablespoon of salt in a small cup of water daily 1 tablespoon??
Depends. ..: If you have normal kidneys after you have absorbed that much salt your kidneys will just filter it out of your blood and you will pee it out. On the other hand if your kidneys are abnormal you will not be able to get rid of the excess salt load and you will start retaining water to dilute the concentration of salt and your B/P will rise and all sorts of havoc will ensue. Don't do it! ...Read more
Its been two full days with my increased dosage of Effexor (venlafaxine) from 37.5 once daily to 37.5 twice daily. No side effects so far. Am I in the clear?
Effexor (venlafaxine): Not likely to see side effects so soon and at this low dose. Keep your doctor abreast of your progress. ...Read more
Dr. Switched me to lorazepram from Xanax (alprazolam) to help ween off benzo. Cannot reach her tonight. Side effects of switching same day? Been on. 5 2-4x daily
Which is safer to take daily bus par or Xanax (alprazolam)? I realize Xanax (alprazolam) can be habit forming and want to know safety on side effects and interaction type stuff
Is Xanax (alprazolam) safer?: Xanax (alprazolam), a short acting benzo, is prescribed to treat anxiety symptoms, as is Buspar (buspirone), (buspirone) which effects serotonin receptors. At 1st glance, a doc might be quick to point out that there is risk of dependence on Xanax, among other risks, while Buspar (buspirone) has fewer dangerous side effects. Still, the best way to find out about *your* risk/benefit SE profile is to discuss your case w ur MD. :) ...Read more