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Best Laxative For Opiate Constipation
Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?
Yes: However most cases of constipation would be better helped if one increases there fluid intake and reduces their caffeine and alcohol intake and by doing so, may not need to use miralax (polyethylene glycol). Proper fluid intake is critical is less expensive than miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you mistakenly add more fiber when you are getting enough in your diet you may worsen the constipation. Try the fluid first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start w/fiber: Often low fiber intake is cause. Increase fluids, foods w/fiber (whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, veggies). Nonabsorb lax like miralax, (polyethylene glycol) easy, tolerated well. Poorly absorbed minerals like magnesium ok (unless bad kidney function, check w/md). Phosphate laxatives not used so much now-kidney issues. Mineral oil on occ;chr.Interferes with vits/min abs; stimulants-work fast, crampy, habituating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What option is best for keeping stool soft long term while treating a fissure but avoiding dependence (colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or magnesium oxide)?
Is it safe to take stool softeners (1 sodium docusate 100mg) daily to deal with constipation from Zofran (ondansetron)? I'm awaiting diagnosis for chronic nausea.
Safe: You can take stool softeners daily if needed. ...Read more
Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) the best stool softener to use for slow moving colon and constipation? ( am on fentanyl patches 159 mg q2 days for chronic pain )
Choices: You have choices, and none are necessarily best for any one person. You might also try OTC supplement called Magnesium Oxide. Take according to the directions on the bottle. It should help stimulate your bowels to work, and also give you some magnesium to reduce pain and spasm. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more
What is the best laxative while taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) to help with constipation?
COLACE (docusate sodium): I recommend to my patients colace (docusate) one every 12 hours. It's a stool softener that helps draw water into your colon to flush things along. If that doesn't help, then two every twelve hours. If that doesn't help, then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) - one capful daily. Make sure you drink plenty of water to flush things along. ...Read more
My GI wants me to take MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) indefinitely for constipation. Is this safe?
Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) a laxative or stool softener? Addicting? How long to take to heal anal fissure?
Wetting agent: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is primarily a wetting agent,that holds on to water as it moves through your system and softens the stool.It is not addicting,but when you wean off the material, I would do so gradually.When your stool softens, you should empty more often, so the fissure is not pressured by a larger volume. This should allow healing within a week or two, but recurrence can occur if you return to old habits ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more
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