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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Stool Softener (Definition)

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Can I take ducolax laxative tablets if I am breast feeding ?

Can I take ducolax laxative tablets if I am breast feeding ?

Yes: The active ingredient in ducolax is poorly absorbed from the gut and reaches negligible levels in the blood or breast milk. There are no known ill effects on breast feeding infants. See:medications and mothers milk, hale, 2010. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is Dulcolax laxative safe to use?

Can you tell me is Dulcolax laxative safe to use?

Dulcolax: Though in general, dulcolax is safe to use as directed, no medication should be taken without first consulting with your doctor. Only after a thorough history, including your present issue, and a physical exam, can a proper conversation about a medication be had. ...Read more

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If i take some dulcolax laxative and diet as well am i doing anything to my body or am i ok. ?

If i take some dulcolax laxative and diet as well am i doing anything to my body or am i ok.  ?

Diet: Laxatives should not be used to lose weight. They can negatively impact on electrolytes and abuse can be negatively impacting on gastrointestinal health. Diets should be sensible along with a good exercise regimen ...Read more

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Is it common to have food cravings or be hungry in general when using a laxative (Dulcolax)?

Is it common to have food cravings or be hungry in general when using a laxative (Dulcolax)?

Hunger: ^'ed appetite/ food craving is not listed as a side effect on Drugs.Com. Use of this type of laxative could lead to' nausea, cramps, griping, and/or faintness' as well as 'Diarrhea, GI irritation, and fluid and electrolyte depletion' ...Read more

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Deep pain when hungry, started after i got a fever and after had taken two tablets of Dulcolax or laxative?

Deep pain when hungry, started after i got a fever and after had taken two tablets of Dulcolax or laxative?

DIVERTICULITIS?: Is ur 74, this may b a DX 2 have looked into. I would not take any more dulco. Or lax. I would get in 2 b cn buy ur pcp. Fever can b a sign of a pocket being infected, best 2 get eval now. If it is diver tic it can rupture and b an emergrncy, & if surgery is needed a colostomy would b needed along with a colon sesection. Ostomy closed after healed. Have surg electively and no ostomy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dulcolax (Definition)

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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