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Dulcolax Laxative Side Effects
Abdominal problems: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dosed at 17 gm/day( a heaping tablespoon in 4-8 ounces of fluid) max 34gm/day. Some side effects are abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, cramping, gas, rash. High doses particularly in elderly can cause excessive diarrhea/ stool frequency which may result in dehydration. Stop use if fecal urgency/incontinence occurs. Do not use for more than 2 weeks except directed by physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic laxative use: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). See my earlier healthtap answers regarding the longterm systemic consequences of chronic laxative use / overuse. ...Read more
Senna Side Effects: Potential side effects w senna may include rectal bleeding (black, tarry, malodorous stools), abdominal cramping & pain, nausea / vomiting, diarrhea, gas, brown urine & feeling lightheaded. Dehydration, reduced potassium levels, liver problems,cardiac arrhythmia and kidney damage may occur. Discuss use of Senna with your physician if pregnant. It should not be used longer than 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually mild: Tramadol may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: dizziness, weakness, sleepiness, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, headache, nervousness, agitation, uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, muscle tightness, changes in mood, drowsiness, heartburn or indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation & itching. ...Read more
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I take 2 dulcolax a day (used to take 10+ a day, I’m trying to come off). I plan to conceive soon - will I need to stop taking all laxatives abruptly?
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
Took Dulcolax.8hrs later had the cramps & passed bm. But got extremely nauseous- 5min later vomited. Is itFrom the laxative? Still nauseous 2hrs later
Possibly: Dulcolax, by mouth, is a potent laxative and may have precipitated the nausea along with the abdominal cramping and bowel movements. I would be more concerned if you have associated vomiting or abdominal pain and tenderness. Ginger or flat ginger ale helps relieve nausea. See your physician if nausea persists. ...Read more
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