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I am badly constipated. Miralax and senna do not help much. Can I take bisacodyl and docusate at the same time?

I am badly constipated. Miralax and senna do not help much. Can I take bisacodyl and docusate at the same time?

Yes.: Docusate is a stool softener, bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative, miralax is a polyethylene glycol laxative.

Other options would include magnesium citrate which is a liquid bottle sold over the counter, or milk of magnesia. Other consideration would be to work from the other end with an enema like a Fleets enema. Sometimes these can be helpful for severe constipation. ...Read more

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Is bisacodyl stronger than docusate?

Is bisacodyl stronger than docusate?

Different: These are different drugs with different mechanism of actions. It is like comparing an apple to an orange. Biscodyl is a stimulant laxative directly working on the smooth muscles of the intestines. Docusate is simply a stool softener working by allowing increased absorption of fat and water. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take bisacodyl, senna, and docusate together?

Is it dangerous to take bisacodyl, senna, and docusate together?

Oh my gosh: Why would you do that? That isn't a good idea. See that you have had all kinds of GI studies - please discuss this with your GI health provider. ...Read more

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Can I take bisacodyl usp and docusate sodium together?

Can I take bisacodyl usp and docusate sodium together?

NO: These are the same medication- do not overuse laxatives. Use 8-10 glasses of fluid, fiber (fruit, vegetables, cereals) and bran. ...Read more

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I have had severe constipation for 2 years with bloating please help I've tried docusate lactulose movicol and bisacodyl still doesn't help.?

I have had severe constipation for 2 years with bloating please help I've tried docusate lactulose movicol and bisacodyl still doesn't help.?

Any significant: Problem lasting for over 2 years requires additional evaluation. While irritable bowel syndrome could explain your symptoms, more serious underlying conditions will need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take dulcolax everyday?

Is it ok to take dulcolax everyday?

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

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What are side effects of Dulcolax?

What are side effects of Dulcolax?

Few: All in all, a fairly safe drug. Since it is a stimulant laxative, some common side effects include: abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of dulcolax?

What are the side effects of dulcolax?

Cramps, pain, and...: Can cause cramps, pain, nausea, vomiting, loose stool, diarrhea, dehydration, fluid and electrolyte imbalance-like any other stimulant laxative (even the"natural" ones like senna, aloe vera, buckthorn, or cascara. ...Read more

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Can I use bisacodyl suppository daily?

Possibly: This can be used as a daily regimen for constipation. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Does old Dulcolax have any side effects?

Does old Dulcolax have any side effects?

Same as new: It's a stimulant laxative; will cause cramps, bowel movement, maybe diarrhea. Can lead to dehydration, fluid imbalance if overdone. Chances are old Dulcolax will still retain pharmacologic activity, i.e. It'll still work. No additional toxicity if it is old. ...Read more

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Taking overdose Dulcolax can cause sudden death?

Taking overdose Dulcolax can cause sudden death?

No: Dulcolax is generally safe even in fairly high doses, although it can cause diarrhea and electrolyte disturbances from that. I suppose if the diarrhea wasn't treated severe enough electrolyte imbalances could occur to cause a heart arrhythmia, but that's a stretch. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

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

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How long do the effects of Dulcolax 10mg suppository last?

How long do the effects of Dulcolax 10mg suppository last?

Not Long: It works within few minutes with the stools if it works as it is supposed to. Or it gets pushed out. It does not get absorped or stay in rectum for long ...Read more

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What is the difference of bisacodyl and sennosides for bms?

What is the difference of bisacodyl and sennosides for bms?

Both are laxatives: Biscodyl is chemical strong laxative.
Sennosidees are vegetable laxative, are quite safe and can be taken regularly. ...Read more

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Dulcolax suppository doesn't work, is there anything better?

Dulcolax suppository doesn't work, is there anything better?

MOM or miralax (polyethylene glycol): Milk of magnesia or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (glycolax). Puysh the dose until you go. Magnesium citrate and GoLytely work as well. But the bigger question is why are you constipated. If this is new and severe you need to see a physician and may need further testing. ...Read more

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Need to know does using Dulcolax frequently cause any side effect?

Need to know does using Dulcolax frequently cause any side effect?

Dulcolax: Some of the most common potential side effects with Dulcolax are diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain, indigestion, ^ gas, weakness, feeling dizzy, ^ thirst and nausea. Dulcolax should not be used frequently/ long term - your body can become used to laxatives with resulting complications. ...Read more

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I have to take dulcolax bi-weekly to get BMs. Am I addicted? What are some things I can do to lose the dulcolax dependency?

I have to take dulcolax bi-weekly to get BMs. Am I addicted? What are some things I can do to lose the dulcolax dependency?

Dulcolax Dependency: I understand your concern about constipation
I admire you for recognizing Dulcolax dependency
Drink water in the morning when you get up, and also during the day time, then walk
Have Diet rich in Fiber, juices and soups, vegetables and fruits
Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation Music
Decrease Dulcolax to once a week
See a Physician for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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