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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?
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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
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
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
Yes: Would depend on the clinical situation, but would be best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
I took a bisacodyl this afternoon with minimum success,can I take a senekot tonight without problems?
Constipation: It will not do you any harm. Good Luck ...Read more
For a colonoscopy, can I take Bisacodyl tablets instead of the prescribed dulcolax tablets since I already have them at home?
No: Take the prep as ordered by the gastroenterologist. Do not substitute. ...Read more
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