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Miralax, linzess, amitiza, lactulose, psyllium and glycerin suppositories don't work. Abdominal/pelvic CT normal. What can I do? Always constipated.

Miralax, linzess, amitiza, lactulose, psyllium and glycerin suppositories don't work. Abdominal/pelvic CT normal. What can I do? Always constipated.

One option: Talk with your physician about treatment with acupuncture. I have found that this can work well for constipation. In the meantime add lots of water & physical activity. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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How does senokot (senna) compare to dulcolax?

How does senokot (senna) compare to dulcolax?

Both are stimulants: Not much difference. They both stimulate the bowels to keep thing moving. I use senokot (senna) orally and ducolax as a suppository in my patients. I may use them together at times. ...Read more

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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax balance better?

Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax balance better?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You should use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to be balance as it is not a stimulant laxative and works just as a stool softener. It is gentle on the stomach and is quite easy to use. Minimal side effects. ...Read more

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How long after taking 4 tablets of Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) do bowel movements start?

How long after taking 4 tablets of Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) do bowel movements start?

Dulcolax & Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Dulcolax Laxative Tablets usually leads to bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours when taken as directed. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may produce a bowel movement in one to three days. I can not predict how long it will take if you are mixing doses and medications. ...Read more

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Is taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg and methadone 5mg daily safe?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Is taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg and methadone 5mg daily safe?

Very safe: there is no interactions, however, with methadone it is always recommended to ask your physician for any medication intake even if the medication is OTC or vitamin. ...Read more

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Really bad constipation! doc said miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily, can I try miralax (polyethylene glycol) mixed in prune juice for better results since prune juice didn't help by itself?

Really bad constipation! doc said miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily, can I try miralax (polyethylene glycol) mixed in prune juice for better results since prune juice didn't help by itself?

Yes, however...: It is wise to treat constipation and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) may help; it is safe to take with prune juice. But this does not address the cause; eat more fiber, drink more water, exercise, try probiotics, get tested for hypothyroidism. I advise you try triphala, an ayurvedic formula that has many health benefits ; better addresses the cause: http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html. ...Read more

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Can mixing miraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in Apple juice make it work for constipation?

Can mixing miraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in Apple juice make it work for constipation?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an over the counter stool softener which can be mixed with water or juice. Follow the dilution directions on the bottle exactly, as most stool softeners and fiber supplements will only work as they are intended if they are ingested with appropriate fluid amounts. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will miralax (polyethylene glycol) and stool softeners be taken together?

Need doctor's help! will miralax (polyethylene glycol) and stool softeners be taken together?

Yes, depends: Stool softener is to soften up the stools to aid with passage. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel movement stimulants. For those who are often constipated, may need to take both. You may want to adjust your diet to more fibers and plenty of fluid if applicable. Good luck! ...Read more

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M,W,F I take 3 20mg adderallXR in the AM spaced out an hr apart. At night i take 1 5mg percocet, 3mg lunesta, flexeril & 5mg valium. Is this ok?

M,W,F I take 3 20mg adderallXR in the AM spaced out an hr apart. At night i take 1 5mg percocet, 3mg lunesta, flexeril & 5mg valium. Is this ok?

WHY?: Why are you taking all of these medications?! Also that is a lot of Adderall XR, and it's extended-release so you shouldn't have to space it an hour apart per pill But to answer your question, no it's not ok. ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus Extra Strength (500mg Acetaminophen, 5mg Phenylephrine) for sinusitis if I take 20mg generic Celexa and 30 mg Adderall daily?

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus Extra Strength (500mg Acetaminophen, 5mg Phenylephrine) for sinusitis if I take 20mg generic Celexa and 30 mg Adderall daily?

Drug interactions: Always tell your prescribing docs everything you take, including OTC medications & dietary supplements. Phenylephrine in Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus has moderate interaction w/Adderall. Bu interestingly, or perhaps more worrisome, Celexa aka citalopram, has major interactions w/Adderall. Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=190-1645,679-335,78-9929 then discuss w/prescribing docs. ...Read more

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I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?

I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?

Change meds: I believe that constipation is a common side effect of medications. When simple methods to manage these complications fail, altermative treatments should be sought. I would not recommend stronger laxatives as they may alter your colonic function, unless, of course, you have no alternative. ...Read more

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What's more powerful - 76mg diphenhydramine citrate one or 50mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride?

What's more powerful - 76mg diphenhydramine citrate one or 50mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride?

Diphenhydramine: The 76 mg diphenhydramine has more medicine than the 50 mg size. The citrate or hydrochloride do not effectively change the medicine dose. Whether either is more potent may depend on how you react to the medicine. ...Read more

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Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) help me lose weight?

Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) help me lose weight?

Please don't looks: To laxatives to lose weight. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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