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Dulcolax Vs Ex Lax
How does the dosage compare Bisacodyl vs Senna? ex. 5mg Bisacodyl would be equivalent to how much Senna?
Doesn't matter: If one medication is working well, why change? If it is not working well, and you want to switch or add the other one start at the recommended starting dose for that specific medication. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Which is best? Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax stool softener.Constipated. May have diverticulitis. will have CT friday. Took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2 days then ducolax last nite
Different mechanisms: They have different mechanisms of action. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative (draws water out). Dulcolax is a stimulating laxative and for best effect take tablet with full glass water on empty stomach. Severe ab pain or fever then urgently see a doctor. You may benefit from an online consultation to best determine symptomatic care for constipation and advise next steps. ...Read more
Redundant colon,candidate for elective colon resection. Linzess, miralax no help. Milk of mag or Sennokot 2-3x week helps.Use instead of surgery?
Chronic constipation: Most often, surgery is only considered as a last resort. For some people, having a bowel movement 2 to 3 times per week is normal. If you are able to achieve this using milk of magnesia, then I would not consider surgery at this time. It is always possible to have complications of surgery, and in your situation, it doesn't sound absolutely necessary. Fiber and hydration are key. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5yo has chronic constipation.Doc said colons completely full of stool.In 3 days had 4 100mg collace, 4 fiber gummies, 2 caps miralax (polyethylene glycol) & no bm.Wat causes?
Relatively common: Stool retention is relatively common. Successful treatment requires a plan of scheduled emptying, long term use of stool softeners or wetting agents (like miralax), & work by the kid & parents for as much as a year or two. A skilled pediatrician or pedi GI doc can help. Good luck. ...Read more
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Bloated & constipated. Haven't had a complete bowel movement in over 5 days. Took 2 Colace & 1 suppository. Only partial movements. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe?
Constipation: If you have a strong urge to have a bm but can't, work from below with a dulcolax rectal suppository or fleets enema or a gentle tap water enema. In stubborn cases manual disimpaction is required. If you don't have an urge to move your bowels and are not having severe cramps, then miralax (polyethylene glycol) or other laxatives can be used. ...Read more
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What's safer with less side effects suprep or golytely (polyethylene glycol) in my opinion golytely (polyethylene glycol) is but requires a lot more of liquids vs suprep with worse side effects?
Equal: If taken properly they are equally safe. Suprep is easier to take because the volume is less. Given the large volume required for Golytely (polyethylene glycol) I rarely recommend it, except in hospitalized patients since it is more available. Both should be taken in split doses, both the evening before and about 4 hrs before the procedure for best results. ...Read more
12 year old miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2 capfulls 3x day plus 3 senna day for constipation. 3 days today enema still has stomach pain from constipation ?
No: Especially at age 18 try not to be dependent on a laxative of any type except on rare occasions. Work on getting enough fiber (25grams/day) if you need help try a fiber supplement. Get pleanty of fluid (50oz of non alcoholic non caffeinated /day) and excersise especially anaerobic ....Hope this helps. ...Read more
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Injured shoulder 2 weeks ago- RX=vicodon. No BM in 7days. Took lax and stool softner...finally a tried glycerin suppos. very small BM-what next?
Constipation: So vicodin is a narcotic, which causes constipation. I would first try to just stop taking the narcotics. Drink lots of water and try the methods you've tried while off the narcs. However, should you have severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting you should consult a doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?
Can i take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can i only drink half a gallon?
Just mag citrate: You can have just magnesium citrate. Why are you having bowel prep. Discuss with your physician if mag citrate is a substitute that is satisfactory alternative. Tell him miralax (polyethylene glycol) volume is too much. However though discomfort it is do-able for most people ...Read more