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Can Mylicon Drops Cause Constipation
No: Most gas drops have as their active ingredient simethicone, which does not cause constipation. All simethicone does is break up large gas bubbles into tiny, non-bloating bubbles that will not cause discomfort. Try avoiding dairy if you are dealing with gassiness and constipation and see if that helps.Too much dairy can be constipating. ...Read more
Absolutely yes..: This medicine slows down your intestinal motility, reduces fecal volume and increases viscosity, thus it can cause constipation if you are senstive to it or over using it. It is often used to treat diarrhea, short-term use. Stopping it should resolve your constipiation in a couple of days if it is causing your constipation. Consult doc if severe/persistent. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually the opposite: Clndamycin's a strong antibiotic, and can cause diarrhea in people at high doses. Usually constipation is caused from not hydrating well, or possibly diet related if you don't have enough fiber in your diet, or eat enough vegetables. So, start there, and work backwards to determine what makes your constipation worse/better. You want to take probiotics too with any antibiotics to keep your GI happy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try this: Dryness causes constipation, not the reverse. 2 things prevent constipation in the normal human, adequate fiber (fruits and grains) and adequate hydration (water). This is why grandmas love prune juice. There is no danger to constipation and no danger to moderate use of remedies such as enemas or suppositories. If frequently constipated despite trying the above see a doctor! Stay healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Constipation can be accompanied by abdominal pain in infants; those prone to reflux may get upset and vomit due to their distress. Also, if the baby has a bowel obstruction, vomiting will occur--but this tends to be a very acute illness, hours to a few days--and much more severe, also relatively unlikely. For the latter, get help quickly! ...Read more
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