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Codeine Constipation Treatment
That I have c diff toxin b with no diaherra. Have constipation. Treatment anyway with vanco 125mg. Will I get diaherra or make things worse on treatme?
Need more info: Why were you tested for c. Difficile toxin if you had no symptoms? That makes no sense, nor is it easy to understand why you are being treated. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Codeine is probably the drug that does this, but why are you taking these two drugs? ...Read more
Safe but nauseous: Codeine, and all of the opiate drugs, can cause nausea, especially if taken on an empty stomach. The best way to avoid this is to eat someting like bread or crackers before taking the drug. And all of the opiates also cause constipation- so drink more water and eat fruits and veggies. ...Read more
Am I better off taking codeine, for my broken leg, or if I ask for tramadol will that work just as well without the constipation as a side effect?
4 yr has parainfluenza since Christmas found out went to ER coughing so bad got breathing treatment codeine cough syrup not working what should I do?
For treatment of sudden gout attack (podagra) with sever pain, can 250mg naproxen, 30mg codeine, and 0.5mg colchicine be combined for a healthy person?
Have a sinus infection & was prescribed Zithromax & guaifenesin w/codeine. Can this cause constipation? I haven't really eaten but feel quite bloated.
4 yr old parainfluenza went to ER proscribed codeine and cough syrup had breathing treatment sill coughing a lot and gargle bubble noicewhile sleeping
Need to be: Re- examined, she might need other prescription medicines, if codeine isn't helping, hold it for now, until evaluated ...Read more
On codeine for sore lower back. Stomach extremely bloated -> bowel movements normal, don't think it's constipation. Stomach tight, irritable. Norm?
Side effect: It's true that codeine often causes constipation but it can also cause gastric irritation and/ or nausea in some patients. If you are intolerant of codeine you may have to get by with extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) which doesn't irritate the stomach. You may tolerate codeine if you take it with food and not on an empty stomach. ...Read more
Period pain, 2nd day in (now) lower stomach/lower back, dizy, feel week in legs2 panadeine, codeine 8mg. Also a tablet for acid reflux and constipated?
Period pain: Your symptoms may be due to the codiene that you are taking. ...Read more
Flush thruough fiber: Please flush through with lots of fluids, which can be critical to prevent constipation, and a good fiber laxative will help promote motility of the colon to help expel the seeds.....Perhaps MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (available over the counter) would help clear the colon. ...Read more
Diet: Go with diet first: increase fluids/fruits and veggies 4 to 5 servings/day. Activa yogurt with active probiotics 2-3 times daily can also help. If worsening, trial otc MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder: 1-2 capfuls in beverage daily until your stool is soft like pancake batter. ...Read more
Can you please tell me which form of iron causes the least constipation as a treatment for anaemia. Thank you.
IV iron: IV iron does not pass through your GI system so it is least constipating. However, IV iron is only used for very severe iron deficiency anemia that is life-threatening. For mild stable iron deficiency anemia, oral iron supplements are used. Liquid iron may be less constipating than iron pills. Talk with your primary care doctor for more advice. ...Read more
Is there any medical treatment that aims to clean out the bowels completely? I am suffering from chronic constipation and I need suggestions.
My four and half year old daughter has severe constipation since she was a year old. What is suitable diet for her? Also is there any treatment?
Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Benefiber: Chronic constipation stretches the rectum. The urge to go decreases & children withhold. The stool becomes drier & harder leading to painful & difficult movements. It requires lengthy & persistent treatment to allow the rectum to regain muscle tone. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a tasteless, odorless powder that increases the water content of stool. Talk to your pediatrician. Goal: one soft stool per day. ...Read more
What to do if I am suffering from gass trouble and constipation from last few years and tired off taking medicines. I want some home remedy type treatment.?
Not enough fluids:
Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol, both of which contribute to constipation. Need a minimum of 80-100 oz/day ...Read more
Constipation: If you are breastfeeding a breast fed baby can have a stool with each feeding, go once a day or may take a week to have a stool. He is not considered constipated. If you are bottle feeding, make such he is not getting excessive amounts of milk. You may add a teaspoon or two of dark karo syrup to the formula to help the constipation. ...Read more