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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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My period is this time very late (5 days). I took last month very often "dulcolax laxative tablets" .. Does Dulcolax cause my late period?

Laxative isn't the: reason. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I took one Dulcolax laxative & a few Dulcolax stool softeners. I had normal BM few hours after. Can Dulcolax cause painful cramping? Very strong

I took one Dulcolax laxative & a few Dulcolax stool softeners. I had normal BM few hours after. Can Dulcolax cause painful cramping? Very strong

Probably, since...: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) is a stimulant laxative that works by increasing movement of intestines, helping stool to come out, assuming normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Cramping would be a common side effect, but if persistent please seek evaluation. ...Read more

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The last two days I have been popping water. A few days before that, I was constapated. Iv been taking Dulcolax laxative tablets for women and miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

The last two days I have been popping water. A few days before that, I was constapated. Iv been taking Dulcolax laxative tablets for women and miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Dulcolax can definitely get things moving again. If you were constipated and now you're having very watery stools, it time to stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and dulcolax. You probably have medication induced cause of diarrhea. ...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

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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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