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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. Sewa Legha
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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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Fast acting OTC pain meds for toothache?

Fast acting OTC pain meds for toothache?

OK, but: It will only give you some comfort until you can get to a dentist ...Read more

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Are there any fast acting home remedies for a uti?

Are there any fast acting home remedies for a uti?

+/-: You can try cranberry juice (but not if on warfarin). Because people have variable responses to cranberry juice - I recommend that you receive antibiotics through your doctor. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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Fast acting & long lasting medications for social anxiety?

Fast acting & long lasting medications for social anxiety?

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

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Are OTC asthma pills fast acting and effective? How long does it take to kick in?

Are OTC asthma pills fast acting and effective? How long does it take to kick in?

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

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How long will it take to feel the effects of strattera (atomoxetine)? Is it fast acting?

How long will it take to feel the effects of strattera (atomoxetine)? Is it fast acting?

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

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What is a fast acting anxiety medication that is not a benzo?

What is a fast acting anxiety medication that is not a benzo?

Buspirone: Buspar (buspirone) is a non- benzodiazepine anti-anxiety medication and would be a good alternative for a fast acting anti-anxiety med outside of the benzo class. ...Read more

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Is clear insulin fast-acting? How long until its effects kick in?

Is clear insulin fast-acting? How long until its effects kick in?

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

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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

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Help! I've been having chronic back pain, need some fast-acting relief methods?

Help! I've been having chronic back pain, need some fast-acting relief methods?

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

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Can I mix seroquel (quetiapine) extended realese with the fast acting seroquel (quetiapine)??

Can I mix seroquel (quetiapine) extended realese with the fast acting seroquel (quetiapine)??

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

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I Suffer From Panic Disorder. Is Their Other Fast Acting Alternatives Besides Benzos? I Need Help And I'm Very Sensitive To Medication.

I Suffer From Panic Disorder. Is Their Other Fast Acting Alternatives Besides Benzos? I Need Help And I'm Very Sensitive To Medication.

Panic attack: Hi, the best way is to see a psychiatrist and discuss your options including medical & CBT (cognitive behavioral treatment). You might need adjustment of your Zoloft (sertraline) to decrease the frequency of the panic attack. ...Read more