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Biscodyl And Pregnancy
Can i take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and Metamucil together? (in the same time period) is it safe? I'm having bowel spams and stomach cramping.
Yes, you may: Metamucil is a bulk laxative. This improves the formation of your stool, so it moves more effeciently and minimizes the risk of diverticular disease. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is a laxative, which will chemically enhance the motility of your gut. Bulk laxatives may be taken daily, but only as directed. More is not better. Mom should be used only on occasion, as directed. Good luck. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I am 28wks pregnant and need to take a laxative. Are laxatives with sennosides harmful during pregnancy?
Obstetrician: I firmly believe that a pregnant woman should check with her obstetrician before taking any medications and that includes over the counter ones as some products could stimulate uterine contractions although a simple stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
How much miralax (polyethylene glycol) can I take a day in my first trimester of pregnancy to releaf constipation?
Im 31 weeks pregnant and was told to take colace if needed. Hubby bought dulcolax stool softener (docusate sodium 100mg) . Are the two the same?
Stool softeners: Either of the two are fine to take. ...Read more
Am 17 weeks pregnant having severe constipation, is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use during pregnancy?
I prescribe it: There are many options for constipation in pregnancy. First involves making sure you are taking enough water and fiber in your diet. Metamucil or fibercon can be used in addition to natural sources of fiber. Colace twice daily often helps as well. But for those patients who don't see improvement on that regimen, either a dulcolax suppository or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is the next thing i typically suggest. ...Read more
Colonoscopy prep with Dulcolax and magnesium citrite and still no bowel movement...Is this normal? Took Dulcolax tab this am and drank citrite at 4 pm...1.5 hours ago..Still nothing...?
Trust : Trust me, things will move. Sometimes it can take a few hours. Keep your laptop in the bathroom. ...Read more
Dulcolax + Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You could take both if you needed to. However, i would recommend you not use both routinely unless a single agent is not doing the job for you. ...Read more
I took imodium ad and I am very constipated. I have taken milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and tried a suppository. No luck. Is a mineral oil enema safe to try ?
?diet: Imodium (loperamide) was presumably for diarrhea. It works by blocking the normal messages that proceed from the lower brain computer to the bowel. One message orders the bowel to stop peristalsis (wave like bowel action) while the other message causes it to accelerate causing irritable bowel syndrome. Lousy diet is by far the commonest cause, particularly sugar ajnd sweeteners. ...Read more
13 wks pregnant. Dr said to take colace, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or milk of magnesia for constipation. Which is the best and fastest?
I have to take 4 scoops of miralax (polyethylene glycol) a day, and my bowel and colon are bloated! what can I do?
37 weeks pregnant and have used colace (docusate sodium) for the whole pregnancy- now having constipation issues. Can I drink prune juice?
Day 3 of Rx Miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation and still having diarrhea. No regular stools. When is the diarrhea supposed to stop?
One a day prenatals contain polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol - is this safe to take when pregnant?
Safe?: Polyvinyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol are used to suspend the vitamins. In the pharmaceutical world they are the excipients used to bind the tablets or suspend the drug in a gel. The amounts in prenatal vitamins are very small and are completely safe to take in the dosage intended - one a day. ...Read more
My Dr is having me take Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Lactulose 30mL, a full bottle of mag citrate and a suppository all today for having incomplete thin bm's. This safe?
Not enough info: Sounds like you are being cleaned out and may need colonoscopy if you do not resolve the partial obstruction you describe. If your doctor knows your diagnosis she needs to explain it to you and answer your questions. If you are uncomfortable get a second opinion. It sounds excessive but I would ask the doctor why so much. Do you have a history of laxative abuse? Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Will Miralax (polyethylene glycol) work for constipation from pain meds? Im taking 2 doses/day and Im still not having regular bowel movements. Can I increase? Senna did not work. Fleets enema on sunday with good results
Any concern if used voltaren (diclofenac) suppos. vaginally and not through rectum and was there for a full night!!!
My doctor suggested I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) to help constipation. I am also on birthcontrol pills. Will the miralax (polyethylene glycol) decrease effectiveness of birthcontrol?
Not: Seen any issues with this combination. Should not effect the BCP ...Read more
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