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What is the best fast acting laxative?

What is the best fast acting laxative?

Laxatives: We do not endorse products here on health tap. Most over the counter medications for constipation, laxatives, are actually the same chemically or close to it. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Stool Softener (Definition)

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Does Forskolin Extract act as a laxative?

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

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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?

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?

Neither: breast feeding acts as a reflex enterogastric that stimulates bowel and intestinal motility breast milk has lactose and a smaller granule of casein so the stools are lose and seedy ...Read more

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What are the best fast acting treatments for constipation (natural or otc)?

What are the best fast acting treatments for constipation (natural or otc)?

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

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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.

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

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Is Paxil (paroxetine) fast acting?

Is Paxil (paroxetine) fast acting?

Not especially: All antidepressants including Paxil (paroxetine) need 4-6 weeks' consistent dosing for therapeutic effect. You may see some benefit before then, but it would not yet be a full trial. ...Read more

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What is a fast-acting cough medicine?

What is a fast-acting cough medicine?

Remedy: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. For an uncooperative coughBenzonatate can be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Laxative (Definition)

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