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Cause Of Ex Lax Overdose
Over Dose: Please call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States ; it will connect you to your local poison control center. It is a free service ; is available 24/7. For those who do not speak english – ask for a translator ; a three way call with a translator will follow. ...Read more
Time and transit: Ex-lax is a senoside. It is a cathartic (laxative) and promotes peristalsis (movement of content through the bowel). The sooner it goes through, the better off you will be. It is minimally absorbed through the gut. You may have lots of cramps and gushes of diarrhea. If concerned or at risk of other problems due to this, see pcp, call poison control or go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overused ex-lax, caused diarrhea, bloating, inability to urinate (no pain, constantly feel the need to) what can I do to fix?
Drink lots of water: and other clear liquids containing some electrolytes such as fruit juice mixed with water. This will allow your bowels to get some rest, which will speed healing. If you continue having urinary symptoms such as urgency and hesitancy, you should see a doctor and have an urinalysis done to make sure you do not have a urinary tract infection. Try using Senna for regulation of your bowels. ...Read more
Can laxatives cause the feeling of intestinal rawness and soreness? Took two ex lax last night. Was effective, but i am still feeling crampy and sore.
Not exactly...: What was the original reason for taking the laxative? If for constipation, you should increase your intake of fruits such as prunes to improve your stools. If for abdominal pain and cramping, a laxative would make the issue worse. If it is not better in a few days, you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds ok: Taking an ex lax once every 10 days is just 3 times a month, which sounds ok to do. The concern would be regarding the cause of the constipation. One's primary care doctor can look for the cause, and if nothing serious is found, then occasional laxative use is fine to do. A GI specialist (the one who does colonoscopies) can also be helpful in evaluating chronic constipation symptoms. ...Read more
I have been having a problem for the past couple years of not being able to use the bathroom without Ex-Lax I go a month or longer what could happen?
Probably safe.: Expiration dates for oral meds are usually very conservative and have to do with marketing, product cycling and regulatory issues than potency. As long as they were stored under reasonable conditions should be good for many months beyond expiration. ...Read more
Follow directions: With any otc laxative, follow the directions. Do not take more medicine before directed. If constipation is an issue, i suggest good hydration, a balanced diet with fibre, perhaps a bulk supplement , such as metamucil, and add some yogurt to your diet. If your bowel dysfunction persists, speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
It wont be fun: Yes, you will have cramping and diarhea. How did you take too much by accident? And how much is too much. These are important details that you left out that can impact whether or not you require immediate attention. ...Read more