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I can't defecate for almost 2 years now without medication (bisacodyl), Doctor said it's cuz of hormonal imbalance. What should I do?

I can't defecate for almost 2 years now without medication (bisacodyl), Doctor said it's cuz of hormonal imbalance. What should I do?

Chronic constipation: You probably have a lazy colon, if you have a known hormonal abnormality like underacting thyroid need to correct correct it, if continue to have problem then you might benefit from medication specific for chronic idiopathic constipation ...Read more

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Bisacodyl (Definition)

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What damage can taking correctol everyday cause ?

What  damage can taking correctol  everyday  cause ?

Chronic problem: Taking a laxative every day eventually causes the body to lose the natural urge to go to the bathroom and one can become dependent on the laxative. It can also potentially cause electrolyte imbalances that are not helpful. ...Read more

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Which of the two is better, miralnax or correctol?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Is bisacodyl with alchool bad for you?

Is bisacodyl with alchool bad for you?

Drug interaction : Checker shows no interactions between bisacodyl and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is bisacodyl stronger than docusate?

Is bisacodyl stronger than docusate?

Different: These are different drugs with different mechanism of actions. It is like comparing an apple to an orange. Biscodyl is a stimulant laxative directly working on the smooth muscles of the intestines. Docusate is simply a stool softener working by allowing increased absorption of fat and water. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an effective, pain-free female laxative besides correctol?

I need to know what's an effective, pain-free female laxative besides correctol?

Few options: Osmotic laxatives are the safest to use on a regular basis if needed and they are available by rx - lactulose, or otc - mom (milk of magnesia), miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stool softners eg. Colace or fiber supplements eg. Metamucil, benefiber may also help. You should be trying to eat 30 grams of fiber per day along with drinking 64+ ounces of water per day. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the indications for bisacodyl?

What are the indications for bisacodyl?

Constipation: Hi Ejack Bisacodyl is used for constipation. Hard bowel movements that are difficult to pass. Thats constipation. Take 1 to 3 tablets of 10 mg at bedtime to have a bowel movement in the morning. Feel better Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

Similar effect: Biscodyl is fairly safe chemical available in tablet, suppository & enema form.Acts directly on colonic nerves to stumulate contractions which lead to mechanical expulsion of stool. Also have effect of increasing fluid & sodium secretion in bowel. Sennosides r derived from senna leaves, available in tablet or liquid form, is converted into bowel contraction stimulant form by colonic bacteria. ...Read more

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What is the difference of bisacodyl and sennosides for bms?

Both are laxatives: Biscodyl is chemical strong laxative. Sennosidees are vegetable laxative, are quite safe and can be taken regularly. ...Read more

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Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Can a gastric bypass patient take correctol laxitive?

Short term : Constipation is fairly common after gastric bypass. Correctal laxative is ok for a short course. Long term constipation is best managed with fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Can I use bisacodyl suppository daily?

Possibly: This can be used as a daily regimen for constipation. Check with your physician. ...Read more