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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

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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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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. That's 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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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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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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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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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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Can I use bisacodyl suppository daily?

Possibly: This can be used as a daily regimen for constipation. Check with your physician. ...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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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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Is there a colonoscopy prep without bisacodyl tablets?

Is there a colonoscopy prep without bisacodyl tablets?

Other options: There are many preps available. Options will vary with the endoscopist. It is best to discuss this with your doctor as he is the one who will advise you on the prep. A common option is a golytlely or CoLyte (polyethylene glycol) prep which involves consuming 4 liters of a peg solution. ...Read more

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Can I take bisacodyl and dicyclomine/ bentyl together?

Can I take bisacodyl and dicyclomine/ bentyl together?

Yes, but: What are you treating? Bisacodyl is a laxative. Bentyl (dicyclomine) is an antispasmodic. To some extent the laxative would cause cramps to cause a movement and ease constipation. If this is your primary problem then you should just take the laxative. If cramps is the primary problem and you are not constipated, you don't need a laxative. ...Read more

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Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Worth an exam: If you are constipated, I would increase water, fiber, fruits, and vegetables in diet. But I am sure you knew that. What you also knew is that it is safer for you to be examined. Don't put it off please. ...Read more

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Is there any colonoscopy prep you can take without taking bisacodyl tablets?

Is there any colonoscopy prep you can take without taking bisacodyl tablets?

Many options: There are many preps available. Options will vary with the endoscopist. It is best to discuss this with your doctor as he is the one who will advise you on the prep. A common option is a golytlely or CoLyte (polyethylene glycol) prep which involves consuming 4 liters of a peg solution. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1 bisacodyl 5mg tab daily indefinitely? Why is dependence on it bad?

Is it safe to take 1 bisacodyl 5mg tab daily indefinitely? Why is dependence on it bad?

Probably not: Stool softeners, like colace (docusate sodium) or surfak, CAN be taken pretty much indefinitely, but bisacodyl is a stimulant, and there is good and long-standing evidence that continuous long-term use of such drugs produce a "lazy bowel, " so that the bowel cannot react normally. Eventually people can't have bowel movements without the med, and tolerance develops. So, I wouldn't recommend it. Find the cause ...Read more

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How does the dosage compare Bisacodyl vs Senna? Ex. 5mg Bisacodyl would be equivalent to how much Senna?

How does the dosage compare Bisacodyl vs Senna? Ex. 5mg Bisacodyl would be equivalent to how much Senna?

Doesn't matter: If one medication is working well, why change? If it is not working well, and you want to switch or add the other one start at the recommended starting dose for that specific medication. Hope this helps! ...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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I have been getting constipated a lot lately. I took some correctol and I had a bowel movement but with lots if cramping. Is there anything milder?

I have been getting constipated a lot lately. I took some correctol and I had a bowel movement but with lots if cramping. Is there anything milder?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily forces you to use the bathroom but let's you decide when you want to go. Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you. ...Read more

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Does bisacodyl 5mg have any effects to your weight loss?

Does bisacodyl 5mg have any effects to your weight loss?

Bisacodyl: Bisacodyl is a stimulant type of laxative meant to be used for short term constipation and/or
part of a prep for a procedure such as colonoscopy. In no way is this medication or similar laxatives part of a weight loss program. Unfortunately, some patients use laxatives and cause physical and emotional harm to themselves. You will not lose body fat by the use of laxatives; please consult your doc. ...Read more

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Friend pranked me with bisacodyl. Have had diarrhea all day. Thought it was over, came back. How long should this last? So not funny. *sigh*

Friend pranked me with bisacodyl. Have had diarrhea all day. Thought it was over, came back. How long should this last? So not funny. *sigh*

Depends: On how much bisacodyl they gave you...you may want to go to your doctor if this lasts longer than 1 day. And find a new friend...? Hope you feel better and drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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Dx linzess, PriorAuth denied, unsure w/staff put down discussed meds I had tried w/dr, ands all, bisacodyl only help, insur says try MagCitrate, isit EpsonS?

Common problem: Pharmacy benefit managers have a stepwise list of medications to try before an expensive or prescription medication becomes "covered". You can buy the new medication for cash, or try the whole list to qualify- just make sure the trial is documented. Doctors try to answer the questions to reflect medical necessity, unfortunately the forms don't allow much room for discussion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bisacodyl 5mg effect your heart rate?

Can bisacodyl 5mg effect your heart rate?

Bisacodyl: Bisacodyl should not typically affect heart rate in any meaningful way unless there is exaggerated reflex vagal stimulation which might transiently slow the heart rate. ...Read more

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Has anyone had problems with bisacodyl enema for constipation?

Has anyone had problems with bisacodyl enema for constipation?

Not a reliable enema: Not a very reliable enema. Can provoke the colon to empty at unexpected times. I prefer a saline based enema with additives such as glycerin. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take bisacodyl, senna, and docusate together?

Is it dangerous to take bisacodyl, senna, and docusate together?

Oh my gosh: Why would you do that? That isn't a good idea. See that you have had all kinds of GI studies - please discuss this with your GI health provider. ...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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Has anyone used a fleet regular enema or bisacodyl enema for constipation?

Has anyone used a fleet regular enema or bisacodyl enema for constipation?

Yes: Companies sell these products and make money at it. It is safe to assume someone has used these products for their intended purpose. ...Read more