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Can You Use Dulcolax Tablets For A Colonoscopy
Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
How often should I use an enema for constipation? Are the fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) ok twice a week?
See your doctor: See your doctor. You may gain sufficient benefit from increased fiber and fluid in your diet so that enemas won't be needed. However, a complete history and physical is crucial to exclude other causes of constipation such as hypothyroidism or anatomic problems. Enemas do have potential complications: I have cared for patients with rectal perforation after enemas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take stool softeners while i'm taking a laxative and how long should I wait to take a second dose of the laxative?
Stool softeners: Occasional constipation can be managed at home with stool softeners, such as docusate and polyethylene glycol 3350. A stimulant laxative, such as senna or bisacodyl, can be added if the stool softener alone is not effective, but should not be taken continuously without physician supervision. If you only have a bowel movement after taking a stimulant laxative, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Can you use a suppository for Hemroids preparation H right after using Fleet Glycerin Suppositories for constipation ?
Constipation: If you are requiring the use of suppositories for constipation, you should also be asking why are you conspitated. Something causing physical near obstruction, poor bowel motility, or poorly balanced nutrition and fiber intake? You should check these out first before you venture further in your present quest to deal with your constipation issue. ...Read more
Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a non-systemic lavage agent that can safely be taken for extended periods of time without concern for dependency. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has been used in patients with cathartic colon to improve colonic tone gradually while keeping the colon decompressed and empty. ...Read more
Can I take a laxative or enema instead of the colyte (polyethylene glycol) powder for a barium enema?
Colace (docusate sodium) after fleets: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes for best results: Best results are obtained by swallowing the capsule after good bowel prep. It has minute digital camera , which takes pictures when passing through the small bowel, well prepared gut will give best accurate pictures of pathology ( diseased area ) than unprepared bowel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe to use everyday? Why doe it require a prescription to buy at boots? and will it give instant relief like an enema?
YEs and OTC: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a laxative with high fiber content. Can be used daily if one has constipation problem without other GI pathology. Drink plenty of water with it. Can cause Diarrhea if used excessively. It is available OTC,does not require Rx. No it does not give instant relief like enema. ...Read more
Is a non stimulant laxative such as Phillips safe to use once a week. Miralax doesn't work for me.
Could I have colon hydrotherapy as a substitute for the "standard" prep for a colonoscopy? Normally use enemas.
If it clears you out: The main purpose of colon prep for colonsocopy is to clean out the stool so that the camera can see the linings of your colon. The 'standard prep" works well because it has been done a gazillion times. I am not sure how good the hydrotherapy will do, but as long as it clean you out (without causing problem for you), i don't see why not! if it does not, u may have to do the standard" good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) instead of golytely to prepare for my colonoscopy tomorrow?
Have chronic constipation. Dr wants me to try Linzess but I would prefer Phillips non stimulant laxative twice a week. Is it safe to use regularly?
Fiber: Laxative r a stimulant & u will b come dependent on them where as fiber is a natural way 2 ur colon 2 absorb more h2o & that softens ur stool. Also remain well hydrated. Urinating seldom during the day & dark urine means u need more h2o. More often & almost clear color means good hydration. Stay away from stimulants. ...Read more
I've taken 3 Dulcolax tablets & all of my miralax powder/64 oz Gatorade mix but only had one minor bowel movement so far. My colonoscopy is tomorrow morning. What should I do to flush it all out?
Call doctor: You need to contact your doctor since you may end up not able to get the procedure done otherwise. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow and I took dulcolax last night and I am have no bm can you please help me can I take marlax and how much to?
I'm having a colonoscopy & my dr. Wants me too take 12 dulcolax, MG citrate & 2 medizine . I only wt 105. Is that to much? I'm nervous about it.
No not too much: It is part of a colonoscopy prep but make sure that they want you to have either or dulcolax and mg citrate they usually order either or not both and you suppose to flush it by Gatorade or special fluid like Golytely (polyethylene glycol) or ware and juices simply Call your doctor to confirm the instruction ...Read more
I am getting a colonoscopy done. can I take the dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) at the same time?
My Hubby is scheduled for a colonoscopy. The day before his appt the inst. say to take 3 Dulcolax pills. We have Colace on hand. Can 3 Colace be used ?
No: Colace is merely a stool softener. A strong laxative is needed to clean out the colon as an inadequate preparation makes for an indeterminate colon visualization. Instruct your husband to carefully follow the instructions given to him. Avoiding roughage in the diet for several days precolonoscopy helps also. ...Read more
I drank 1 ltr barium liq tody for CT Scan & aftr 48 hrs have to tke dulcolax tab+ nulytely to be rdy for colonoscopy that is after 72 hrs.is it safe?
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
Other options : There are many preps available. Options will vary with the endoscopist. It is best to discuss this with your doctor as he is the one who will advise you on the prep. A common option is a golytlely or CoLyte (polyethylene glycol) prep which involves consuming 4 liters of a peg solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: There are many preps available. Options will vary with the endoscopist. It is best to discuss this with your doctor as he is the one who will advise you on the prep. A common option is a golytlely or CoLyte (polyethylene glycol) prep which involves consuming 4 liters of a peg solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having a colonoscopy and i want to be awake for the whole procedure. Is that possible? Also they are having me take 12 ducolax pills.is that safe
Scheduled for colonoscopy but afraid magnesium citrate won't clear my colon. Docqulace and bisacodyl failed to evacuate colon. Will the citrate work?
AlwaysAGuess; agent,: dose & response relationships with all the usual complex individual variables. A full bottle of citrate of magnesia will likely be far more effective than the other agents, especially if one stays physically active, fasts, take 2 days prior & chase with another bottle 1 day prior. Just keep up clear liquids. Awareness of heart beats both a focus & a self-distraction (from other greater) issues. ...Read more
Gas / rumbling 2 1/2 days after Ducolax. Ate 2 full meals yesterday after taking Ducloax Sunday night. Colonoscopy 7/16, regular CT 10/16. Norm?
Dulcolax: This increase in intestinal peristalsis may be a somewhat delayed laxative effect of the dulcolax. Your normal colonoscopy in July is reassuring. If you're experiencing frequent and severe upper or midabdominal cramping, abdominal distension,severe constipation or vomiting possibilities include obstructive problems higher up from the colon. Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you ...Read more
Had colonoscopy at 10:30 ate some food, now having diarrhea again.Totally loose like i had with prep. Prep was ducolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol). Is this normal?
I want to do a colon cleanse. My father had a colonoscopy, is it safe to follow his doctor's advice: 10mg of ducolax and 238g of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) w/ 64 oz. ?
While: It could be safe, only a doctor can prescribe such treatment with knowledge of your medical history ...Read more
I had a pillcam colonoscopy on Monday, I feel ok but I know I have not passed the pill in my bms. Can it get stuck without having symptoms?
Your treating: Gastroenterologist will most likely want to locate this device if it doesn't pass before your follow-up visit! A Plain film of your abdomen will locate it! Stop worrying about it! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
It may be.: The purpose of the pill cam is to go where the colonscopy cannot. The pill cam can see the different parts of the small bowel and may get a closer look at the large bowel. It may also catch something that is intermittent such as bleeding that the colonoscopy did not catch. It may well help. Please make sure you have seen a gastroentologist. ...Read more
I am scheduled for a colonoscopy on monday the 29th and do not have instructioms for the use of the two reglan (metoclopramide) tablets. I have instrucions for everything else I am supposed to take.
Reglan (metoclopramide) is: To help move the prep thru your GI tract without as much nausea or sensation of fullness, ie better toleration of the prep. You need to call the doctors office to get specific instruction from them as to the timeing of the Reglan (metoclopramide) doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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