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Aromatic Cascara Fld Xt Medication
No: Avoid taking this during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you need something for constipation, you can drink more water and increase your fiber intake. Increase your activity level. Sit on the toilet twice a day, preferably one hour after eating to stimulate your bowels. If that doesn't work, docusate is recommended for constipation in pregnancy. It's over-the-counter. ...Read more
Cascara allergy: Cascara is a laxative. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-773-cascara.aspx?activeingredientid=773& ...Read more
Cascara sagrada bark or miramax: which is better to take for a short period of time to get regular bm?
Quote from FDA: "This rule is effective November 5, 2002.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final rule stating that the stimulant laxative ingredients...cascara sagrada (including casanthranol, cascara fluid extract aromatic, cascara sagrada bark, cascara sagrada extract, and cascara sagrada fluidextract) in over-the-counter (OTC) drug products are not generally recognized as safe and effective." ...Read more
I have constipated for 5+ yrs. Dr tell me IBS or eat more fiber. Eat plenty of fruits veg. I have been taking senna cascara for over a yr is ths bad?
The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a helathy lifestyle! senna cascara ios not good long term and causes melanosis coli which stains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Birth control (ortho tri-cyclen lo) and cascara sagrada, which is a supplementof these have any dangerous side effects if I drink tomorrow night?
Diarrhea: Cascara sagrada is an herb that has laxative effects. Taking this with alcohol is likely to cause significant diarrhea. I dont think it will interfere with birth control pills unless you took it at the same time and your bowels flushed the pill through your system so fast that it couldnt get absorbed. Best not to take the cascara. ...Read more
I'm 16 weeks pregnant now. Before I know I'm pregnant (3.5-4 weeks), i took a pill 4-5 times, once a day (given by my dietician) contains senna, cascara sagrada, pysillium husk, aloe vera gel and licorice root for BW. Does it affect my baby?
No data: Abpa is a very serious inflammatory disease of the lung caused by a mold. The treatment traditionally involves inhaled steroids, oral steroids. Recent data suggests that use of anti fungal agents could be beneficial. There may be a role for xolair as well. Aromatic oil inhalation is not a standard treatment for abpa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read that tattoo ink may contain Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Does exposure to these chemicals guarantee cancer? Can the body rid itself these?
Tattoos and Cancer: Studies show Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) exist in the atmosphere and are established human carcinogens. They are also concentrated in black tattoo inks. Tattoos introduce substances like this for life and the skin cannot totally rid itself of the PAH. However, exposure to PAH does not guarantee cancer. Melanoma and other skin cancers are found in tattoos but tattoo link not proven. ...Read more
What are the best tolerated blood pressure medications without side effects? What about diltia xt (diltiazem)?
All hav side effect: All blood pressure medications have some side effects. Some of the perceived symptoms are drug specifics, while many symptoms are related to blood pressure lowering (ie, dizziness, fatigue). In general, diuretics, ace inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are well tolerated. Common symptoms of diltia xr are constipation; dizziness; facial flushing; headache; lightheadedness; tiredness. ...Read more