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Hi! I have started taking phenteramine hcl (adipex) for weight loss and I haven't had a BM in 3 or 4 days. I took one cup of prune juice and a senokot?

Hi! I have started taking phenteramine hcl (adipex) for weight loss and I haven't had a BM in 3 or 4 days. I took one cup of prune juice and a senokot?

Add generic mirilax: With 8 ounce water or juice daily [polyetheline glycol] can do it 2-4x/day, eat lots of fruits, vegetables, water, walk alot, if all fails get 1 dollar magnesium citrate bottle ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does prune juice help to lose weight?

Does prune juice help to lose weight?

Prune Juice: Prune juice may stimulate bowel movements, but this would be a temporary weight loss only -- and not much at that. If you're routinely constipated, consider increasing veggies, leafy greens, whole fruits (not juice -- too high in sugars to use all the time!), and other kinds of fiber. Also plenty of fresh water daily. These will help keep your GI system in good running order. ...Read more

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How much if any of the properties of prune juice will pass through the breastmilk to a child? If I drink it in moderation will my daughter benefit?

How much if any of the properties of prune juice will pass through the breastmilk to a child? If I drink it in moderation will my daughter benefit?

Insignificant: It will probably not have a significant effect to benefit your infant for her bowel movements. You might hear of anecdotal reports of laxative effects, however, no studies have concluded connections with a mother's intake of prune juice and subsequently breastfeeding and later facilitating looser stools in infants. ...Read more

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What can I take to boost or support my digestive immune system up and how top lose my baby fat weight wil prune juice cleanse out my body please help.

What can I take to boost or support my digestive immune system up and how top lose my baby fat weight wil prune juice cleanse out my body please help.

Good news/bad news: 1st, good news. Congratulations on your baby (i assume b/c you mentioned baby fat). Bad news. Ignore all the hype on radio, tv & internet about some special food or combination of foods to boost or support your digestive immune system. Prune juice can help get your bowels moving again but that's about it. Best to focus on eating healthy diet, exercising regularly & resting while your baby sleeps. ...Read more

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Can u lose a lot of weight if you drink prune juice?

Can u lose a lot of weight if you drink prune juice?

Prune Juice: Can work to keep some regular, but rarely provides relief for no bm's in > 2 days. It also has quite a lot of sugar and carbs, so will not be the best answer for diabetics or those trying to lose weight. Weight is rarely related to regularity. Weight is more influenced by what you put in your mouth than what and how much comes out the other end. ...Read more

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Does drinking prune juice help flatten your tummy and lose baby weight?

Does drinking prune juice help flatten your tummy and lose baby weight?

Neither!: Juice of any kind is accompanied by calories from sugar and additives. Your best bet is good overall nutrition and exercise without fads or quick fixes. Celebrities we watch looking great shortly after having a baby have the time and luxury of personal trainers and excellent calories sources. ...Read more

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I think my 1 year old son could benefit from stool softener. Is there a natural remedy or OTC product I can give him? Will prune juice do the trick?

I think my 1 year old son could benefit from stool softener. Is there a natural remedy or OTC product I can give him? Will prune juice do the trick?

Prune juice / karo: You can try some prune juice or karo syrup. You can give a tablespoon for every 4 oz of milk. Less or more depending on stool frequency. ...Read more

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Does prune juice increase effects if propranolol?

Okay: It's okay to take both. There are interactions with grapefruits though. ...Read more

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Having a glass of prune juice everyday healthy or unhealthy?

Having a glass of prune juice everyday healthy or unhealthy?

Part of healthy diet: Prune juice is no better or worse than any other fruit juice, beverage or food for that matter. If it makes you feel healthy, do it. ...Read more

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Is prune juice o k for acid reflux?

Prune juice: Is used for helpung regularity and preventing constipation...It has non-absorbable particulates that facilitates evacuation. It is unlikely to effect reflux or acid indigestion. Ant-acids containing magnesium (mylanta, maalox) may have a laxative effect. Cimetidine is also commonly used over the counter. Check with your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why does prune juice give you the runs?

Why does prune juice give you the runs?

It can: If you drink a lot of prune juice it can give you lose stools. Other juices can do this too if you drink enough of them. ...Read more

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Is prune juice better than most laxatives?

Is prune juice better than most laxatives?

It works well: I don't know if prune juice has been compared "head to head" with other laxatives, but it works well. One time I prescribed 2 ounces / day for a patient that was constipated, and within a week the nursing home called back and asked if I could reduce the dose because it was working too well. Now, it doesn't always work, but it surely is a simple thing to try. ...Read more

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Does prune juice make GERD worse?

Does prune juice make GERD worse?

It may: In general, you should avoid foods that make your gerd worse. There may be common themes to causes of worsening gerd when it comes to foods, such as fatty foods, spicy foods, or alcohol. But remember, each person may also have their own triggers. If yours is prune juice, then avoid it! ...Read more

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Does prune juice regulate bowel function?

Does prune juice regulate bowel function?

Yes.: Prune juice is a mild cathartic. Drink enough and you will have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Does drinking prune juice cause bad breath?

May or may not: Bad breath (halitosis) is usually a multifactorial occurrence. The most plausible cause is the luffy epithelial layer of the tongue, which can collect and hide millions of bacterias and chemicals, hence the bad taste or odor. Many foods and drinks can exacerbate such process. Other factors are accumulation of plaque & tartar build up between the teeth & restorations, cavities, & sinus drainage. ...Read more

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Drank prune juice with mold in it 6 ounces?

Probably fine: The HCl in your stomach will almost certainly destroy the test that was growing on the surface of the grape juice. ...Read more

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How much prune juice to drink for constipation?

How much prune juice to drink for constipation?

How long?: Prune juice is a New Orleans remedy, that also when I can't find a stomach doctor, to assist my patient.
I always thought 6 to 8 oz, to be enough.
The reason I am answering this question without knowing the answer is, Many a times I had to beg, with folded hands to my patients not to report me to Licensing Board because C got to D.
In California, there are other exotic treatments.
See your MD. ...Read more

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Can you drink prune juice while taking warfarin?

Can you drink prune juice while taking warfarin?

Yes: Prune juice and warfarin taken together have not been shown to have any harmful effects. The two may be safely taken together. ...Read more

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Can I drink prune juice while taking amitiza (lubiprostone)?

Can I drink prune juice while taking amitiza (lubiprostone)?

Yes: They should not interact. Just keep an eye on whether the combination works too well in which case you may get some diarrhea. ...Read more

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My medicine says do not take with grapefruit juice. Is prune juice ok and orange juice ok though?

See below: A lot of medications interact with an ingredient found naturally in grapefruits. Whether prune juice or oj is ok depends on your meds. Ask your doctor or your pharmacist after giving them a list of all your medications, otc meds, and herbs/vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to give a 5 1/2 month baby prune juice for constipation? If so, how much do I give?

Is it healthy to give a 5 1/2 month baby prune juice for constipation? If so, how much do I give?

Yes: Dilute or baby strength prune juice and 1-2 oz may help. Follow up with your MD as needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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