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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Bisacodyl (Definition)

Bisacodyl is an anti-prostate cancer agent which is a ...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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How long can you take bisacodyl (laxative)?

How long can you take bisacodyl (laxative)?

Depends: Can be used on a regular basis if under the direction of a physician. Check with your physician for the management of your constipation. ...Read more

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What should someone do after having cramps due the bisacodyl(laxative)?

What should someone do after having cramps due the bisacodyl(laxative)?

Stop: The laxatives cause the intestinal tract to move your stools and you may be experiencing spasms. Allow time for the meds to wear off. If the pain gets worse you should have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I wanted to have some beers but i just took a laxative. Bisacodyl. Can i drink?

No: When taking Bisacodyl for constipation it is recommended that you avoid alcohol as it is known to inhibits digestion. Although not an absolute contraindication, alcohol does causes dehydration by increasing loss of fluid through urination. I would recommend avoiding it. For best effect take on empty stomach with full glass of water and at least 1 hour before dairy or antacid. ...Read more

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I just found out I'm pregnant. 4weeks along and I'm addicted to laxatives I take 25mg of bisacodyl a day for 6 years. Will this hurt the fetus?

I just found out I'm pregnant. 4weeks along and I'm addicted to laxatives I take 25mg of bisacodyl a day for 6 years. Will this hurt the fetus?

Shouldn't be problem: with the pregnancy per se, but laxative abuse can be part of a larger problem, including eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia, both of which can cause problems in pregnancy. You need to talk to your PCP and/or OB provider about your laxative use and get help. It can be treated, it isn't rare, and it doesn't make you a bad person. Especially now, when you are expecting, get help!! ...Read more

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Will bisacodyl laxatives react badly with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

No: Bisacodyl laxatives work by increasing the fluid content of the stool to treat constipation. There should not be an interacton with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more

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1pm drank bottle of Magnesium Citrate. 3pm took 4 CVS laxative/bisacodyl USP 5mg. Drank 4-5 glasses of water. It is now 6:30 & have not gone.

1pm drank bottle of Magnesium Citrate. 3pm took 4 CVS laxative/bisacodyl USP 5mg. Drank 4-5 glasses of water.  It is now 6:30 & have not gone.

Wow, did you go yet?: lots of good stuff for evacuating stool , now add mirilax [polyethiline glycol] 17 grams in 8 ounces of water every 4 hours till you go then stay on this to keep stools soft once every day or other day , use the sennaca or bisacodyl to stimulate the bowels , mag. citrate last resort, now what about diet?prunes , juices, vegies, water, walk a lot , less white flour stuff, bananas, rice, potatoes, ...Read more

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Can chronic constipation cause a false normal fecal elastase stool test level? Sample only achieved after high dose bisacodyl laxative (25mg).

Can chronic constipation cause a false normal fecal elastase stool test level? Sample only achieved after high dose bisacodyl laxative (25mg).

No: However, fecal elastase is famously neither sensitive nor specific for anything. It is helpful but only as one small part of a workup along with other indicators to determine whether to treat. ...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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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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Laxative (Definition)

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