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Can Benefiber Cause Constipation
I'm able to use the bathroom at least once a day, but I still often feel constipated. What causes this? I've even been taking benefiber
Is there anything safe or prescription Ican take for chronic constipation due to Paxil, (paroxetine) getting off pax within 1 mo. Benefiber didnt work etc. Taking miralax. ?
What can I do for severe constipation in pregnancy? (Water, prunes, benefiber and colace (docusate sodium) don't work.)
Care with laxatives: This is often a challenging problem. It is likely aggravated by supplemental iron you are taking because you are anemic or iron in your prenatal vitamin. Do as much water as you can, add daily walking exercise of 45 minutes. A low dose of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) may help. Talk with your doctor about switching to a lower dose supplement or taking vitamins with DHA, a nutrient that's also a stool softener. ...Read more
I have ibs. What are some OTC meds that aid in alleviating constipation? I already take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and benefiber, but am looking for immediate relief.
Fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) : If you haven't tried it. Lots of fluids and fibers, fruits and veges. ...Read more
Been constipated for 2 or 3 days. I took a Dulcolax this morning & it didn't work. So I took 2 teaspoons of benefiber and still no change. What to do?
Go on liquids: Diet only and eliminate caffeine and alcohol both of which contribute to constipation. Take some milk of magnesia 1-2 tbsp every 12 hours until cleaned out. If it feels like you have tool in the rectum, use either a glycerine suppository or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). But you need to be thoroughly cleaned out in order to consider a colonoscopy, so do the above first and maintain a high fiber diet and drink 80oz/ ...Read more
I am constipated from Gonal F (follitropin alfa) use for IVF treatment. Benefiber and hydration are not relieving the symptoms. Only 3 very small BMs in 7 days. Help!
Try this: Buy Fiber One ("the original" as it says on the box). Look at the nutritional information. It will say "14 grams of fiber per serving" which is 1/2 cup. Eat 1 cup every day. You can mix in other, more tasty cereals, or fruit to improve palatability. If you do this most every day, your constipation will improve and resolve after a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw proctolgist 10 days ago he diagonosed w constaoation n internal hens.They r not bleeding n am eating softners n benefiber w sitz bath n proctosol?
Fiber is ok but: Your problem may not be not enough fiber but is much more likely inadequate fluid or excessive caffeine intake, which is a diuretic and will dehydrate you and contribute to constipation. You dont need benefiber if you are eating a diet with adequate fiber. In fact excess fiber and inadequate fluids can make the problem worse! do a self assessment on above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My children are constipated constantly, 1 & 3. I add benfiber milk and it seems to help some. Both were on soy as baby, help?
Hard age to work wth: Constipation occurs if digestive debris moves too slowly thru the gut, has excessive moisture extracted &/or the kid decides to skip poos.Foods like apples, pasta, breads slow transit while juices speed it.Most parents stop rx too soon.Fiber or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) taken daily are fine for months at a time.A simple rx rule is to rx for twice the duration of the pbm.Recurrence is common until kid decides to help. ...Read more
I have been using benifiber supplement for 6 months,helped me with constpation ,is it ok to continue using it daily?,does the stomach get used to it?
Benifiber: Fiber intake is beneficial if you are having constipation. Goal of 25-30 grams of fiber per day. You can consume about 10-15 grams of fiber through your diet and the other 10-15 grams via fiber supplement. Remember to titrate to goal. If start out too high can cause abdominal discomfort. Continue present regimen and you can use fiber on a daily basis. ...Read more
Probably: There is a Benefiber product especially designed for children which simply has the wheat dextrin in it (still considered gluten free) without additional ingredients or supplements. It could be added to a child's food/beverage safely, I believe. However, I suggest increasing fiber in the child's diet would be a better initial approach. Good luck! ...Read more
Fiber: The difference is what u pay for each product. ...Read more
Fiber: Yes, you should take fiber with water. Make sure you take adequate amount of water. If not taking adequate amount of water with fiber, this will actually worsen your constipation. Rule of thumb: one table spoon in 8 oz of water. Don't take high volume of fiber at the start, this can cause excessive bloating. Titrate from low to tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a difference between Metamucil and Benefiber? Is one better than the other? Are they safe to use every day?
Different but the: Same - almost! Both are sources of fiber. Benefiber comes from wheat dextrin, while Metamucil comes from psyllium seed. One is not necessarily better than the other, you just have to see which one your body better tolerates. Be ware, Benefiber contains exceptional small amounts of gluten, so that may come into play for a very sensitive select few. Both can be used daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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