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Dulcolax suppository doesn't work, is there anything better?

Dulcolax suppository doesn't work, is there anything better?

MOM or miralax (polyethylene glycol): Milk of magnesia or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (glycolax). Puysh the dose until you go. Magnesium citrate and GoLytely work as well. But the bigger question is why are you constipated. If this is new and severe you need to see a physician and may need further testing. ...Read more

Suppository (Definition)

A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more


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Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Worth an exam: If you are constipated, i would increase water, fiber, fruits, and vegetables in diet. But I am sure you knew that. What you also knew is that it is safer for you to be examined. Don't put it off please. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice. Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement. No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go. What should be d

Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice.  Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement.  No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go.  What should be d

Go to ER now. : Digital rectal exam? Occult blood? A KUB? Acute bowel series? Time to go to a real ER. He needs a CT+contrast. Critical: is he even passing gas? If not & you have no imaging, *stop* giving any treatment from above. NPO with IV fluids. Nothing by mouth except sips of ginger ale until docs know what is going on. He may just be impacted, or have something worse like a mass, torsion or infarct. ...Read more

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How often can I take dulcolax?

How often can I take dulcolax?

Once per day: Taking more than one per day could lead to relying on the medication for normal bowel movements. ...Read more

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Help! i've eaten half a Dulcolax tablet! what can happen?

Help! i've eaten half a Dulcolax tablet! what can happen?

Agree w Dr. Singer: It may not have any impact or it may cause you to move your bowels or to have loose stools. ...Read more

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Which is stronger, senna or dulcolax?

Which is stronger, senna or dulcolax?

Appears equal: There are not concluisive studies that would show a superior laxative to one another. ...Read more

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Is Dulcolax safe for people with high bp?

Is Dulcolax safe for people with high bp?

Yes: If used as directed, dulcolax should not impose any problems in hypertensive individuals. Make sure you are adequately hydrated during its use. ...Read more

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Bisacodyl (Definition)

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Dulcolax (Definition)

Dulcolax is a laxative which is a ...Read more