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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Cascara (Overview)

Cascara is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Can I take cascara with metformin?

Can I take cascara with metformin?

Sure: If metformin doesn't upset your stomach, cascara can, but is useful for a very irritating cathartic. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
7 doctors shared insights

Cascara (Overview)

Cascara is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Birth control (ortho tri-cyclen lo) and cascara sagrada, which is a supplementof these have any dangerous side effects if I drink tomorrow night?

Birth control (ortho tri-cyclen lo) and cascara sagrada, which is a supplementof these have any dangerous side effects if I drink tomorrow night?

Diarrhea: Cascara sagrada is an herb that has laxative effects. Taking this with alcohol is likely to cause significant diarrhea. I dont think it will interfere with birth control pills unless you took it at the same time and your bowels flushed the pill through your system so fast that it couldnt get absorbed. Best not to take the cascara. ...Read more

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Can I take cascara with metformin?

Sure: If metformin doesn't upset your stomach, cascara can, but is useful for a very irritating cathartic. ...Read more

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Can i take cascara sagrada while pregnant?

No: Avoid taking this during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you need something for constipation, you can drink more water and increase your fiber intake. Increase your activity level. Sit on the toilet twice a day, preferably one hour after eating to stimulate your bowels. If that doesn't work, docusate is recommended for constipation in pregnancy. It's over-the-counter. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cascara allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cascara allergy?

Cascara allergy: Cascara is a laxative. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-773-cascara.aspx?activeingredientid=773& ...Read more