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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.
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
I'm taking rinozal 5mg, suprax 400mg , Lanzol 30mg and deltacortril 5mg decreasing dose from 40mg every second day ending at 5mg. Can I drink alcohol?
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
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
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?
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
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
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