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I have not had a bm in 7 days. I have the pressure to go but when trying...nothing!! I have taken 2 otc laxatives (Correctol) and Miralax yesterday and still NOTHING!! What can I do at this point?? Even went to chiropractor for sciatic pressure and he as
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
It is ok to take: No reason not to take your analgesics. ...Read more
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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
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
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
Senna leaf: It is an herb which can taken as a tea. ...Read more
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
Hello. I am taking anticonceptive pills (yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 24/7) and soft laxatives (bisacodyl) at the same time, do I have any risk?
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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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
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