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Best Fast Acting Laxative
Magnesium Citrate: This over-the-counter medicine works fairly quickly and is fairly safe to take. ...Read more
How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more
How quickly does breastmilk act as a laxative to a newborn of nearly 4 weeks? Or did me rubbing his belly help him excrete stools?
Lot;, what's "best"?:
Lots of laxatives work fast. What do you mean by "best"? Safe? Active? Occasional or more often use? Why are you constipated? Diet? Inactivity? Lack fluids? Meds? Disease?
Stimulants, e.G senna, cascara, bisacodyl, aloe-work fast, crampy.
Minerals/saline-magnesium in various forms, phosphate-work fast, can screw up chemistries
enemas: (no soap suds)
nonabsorbables e.g. Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) slower. ...Read more
Best alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) for treating depression/anxiety/OCD? I'm currently on 15 mg (have been off and on for a while) and want something more fast acting? Would love to propose something new to my psychiatrist.
Let shrink propose: I appreciate your proactive interest in your therapy but you should discuss how you are doing and let your psychiatrist propose alterations in your medications. The SSRIs take 4-6 weeks to reach effectiveness. Sometimes the dosages have to be adjusted. There are also alternative types of medications ...Read more
Anxiety Meds: Fast acting are benzodiazepines ativan, klonopin, xanax.Long acting are ssri prozac, zoloft, celexa, Lexapro Buspar (buspirone) and new gen Cymbalta etc. Best is to have a baseline stable meds and not just use as needed meds. Get a consultation with a psychiatrist to get better recommendations and treatment and don't live with a disabling anxiety. ...Read more
No effective OTC med: Asthma is a disease of airway inflammation. There are no otc medications that treat airway inflammation. Some otc meds for asthma are actually dangerous because it would mask underlying serious problems. You should see an allergist or pulmonilogist for proper care if you have wheezes or shortness of breath. ...Read more
Not a stimulant: Strattera (atomoxetine) definitely not fast acting, often taking several weeks to affects adhd symptoms. It must be taken daily, and the dose may need to be raised slowly to minimize se. However, when it does work, it provides 24-hour coverage of adhd symptoms and benefits can continue to build for 6 weeks or longer. Sadly, it does not work as often as stimulants; but, when it does, it can be a real boon. ...Read more
Fast acting: I would need much more information before I could answer. Happy to help with more info but your doctor should be able to answer your question over the phone. ...Read more
Find cause: Back pain can be due to many causes, and treatment is far more efficient if underlying mechanism is understood. Generically, many back conditions respond to stretching and exercise programs, and a physical therapies can teach. NSAID's have classically helped many back pain sufferers. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes, but talk to your doctor first. I'm not sure what your rationale for combining regular with the extended release, but I could think of a few reasons that might make sense for some patients (taking advantage of different half-lives at different times allowing for varying duration of effects depending on time of day etc). ...Read more