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Bisacodyl Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
I would not..: One or the other..Get a more detailed answer ›
Similar effect: Biscodyl is fairly safe chemical available in tablet, suppository & enema form. Acts directly on colonic nerves to stumulate contractions which lead to mechanical expulsion of stool. Also have effect of increasing fluid & sodium secretion in bowel. Sennosides r derived from senna leaves, available in tablet or liquid form, is converted into bowel contraction stimulant form by colonic bacteria. ...Read more
Yes: Dulcolax is a laxative. It works directly in your digestive system and absorption into your blood and then the nursing baby is minimal to none. As an alternative a stool softener may be better is that is the problem. Remember, laxatives should be taken as infrequently as possible to avoid your colon to become dependent on them. ...Read more
About 8 hours: About 8 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: These are safe medicines to take regardless of what else/other medication is in the system. ...Read more
Bisacodyl is a stimulant type of laxative meant to be used for short term constipation and/or
part of a prep for a procedure such as colonoscopy. In no way is this medication or similar laxatives part of a weight loss program. Unfortunately, some patients use laxatives and cause physical and emotional harm to themselves. You will not lose body fat by the use of laxatives; please consult your doc. ...Read more
Not if you: Are planning this long-term.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it okay to take dulcolax while on amoxicillin, it's the talc in the medication safe to consume?
Stool softener: Dulcolax is a stool softener. Some antibiotics, like amoxicillin, can cause diarrhea. I would not recommend taking them both. If there is talc, in a commercial medical product, I think it would be safe to use. You may want to consult your primary care physician regarding both. ...Read more
I'm addicted to Dulcolax. I'ts hell. The pain has landed me in the ER several times, but I can't stop. Please help!!
Friend pranked me with bisacodyl. Have had diarrhea all day. Thought it was over, came back. How long should this last? So not funny. *sigh*
I took 1 Dulcolax last night around 8 PM. It is now 1 PM the next day still going strong. I have an MRI tomorrow at 10. Will it be out my system them?
Dx linzess, PriorAuth denied, unsure w/staff put down discussed meds I had tried w/dr, ands all, bisacodyl only help, insur says try MagCitrate, isit EpsonS?
Common problem: Pharmacy benefit managers have a stepwise list of medications to try before an expensive or prescription medication becomes "covered". You can buy the new medication for cash, or try the whole list to qualify- just make sure the trial is documented. Doctors try to answer the questions to reflect medical necessity, unfortunately the forms don't allow much room for discussion. Good luck. ...Read more
I started Atkins and now I'm constipated I go a little bit but not enough I took dulcolax two days and it didn't work Is there something wrong worried?
Took dulcolax at 8 pm last night hoping it would work overnight. Have an event today so took Imodium (loperamide) ad at 5 am (9 hrs later). Is this safe?
Taking too often?: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
Hydrate, hydrate: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. See your medical provider if unable to pass stool after these options have been tried. ...Read more
Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. See your medical provider if unable to pass stool after these options have been tried. ...Read more