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Does exlax or senna "flush" your system before it can turn into fat if taken right after eating?

Does exlax or senna "flush" your system before it can turn into fat if taken right after eating?

No: It's not what you eat, but how much, that matters cutting calories, not necessarily fat or carbs, is the key to long-term weight loss, a new study found. Http://rdd. Me/p445qzqo. ...Read more

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Bowels been backed up two wks. I've tried exlax, senokot, reg. Enemas, coffee enemas, soap enemas. And still nothi ng. So mirable. What do I do??

Bowels been backed up two wks. I've tried exlax, senokot, reg. Enemas, coffee enemas, soap enemas. And still nothi ng. So mirable. What do I do??

Bowel backed up: This is abnormal and you may have a partial obstruction or a problem with your colon. You need to call your doctor for advice and get a check up asap to see what the cause of the problem is. If you can not see a doctor or iF you suddenly get a lot worse go to ER. ...Read more

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Are Ex-Lax and dulco lax the same?

Are Ex-Lax and dulco lax the same?

Both are laxatives: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) & Ex Lax (Sennoside / Senna) are both laxatives. Similar effect but two different medications. ...Read more

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I am suffering from Ex-Lax overdose, is there a treatmnet?

I am suffering from Ex-Lax overdose, is there a treatmnet?

Over Dose: Please call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States ; it will connect you to your local poison control center. It is a free service ; is available 24/7. For those who do not speak english – ask for a translator ; a three way call with a translator will follow. ...Read more

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I was constipated last week for 4 days and I am always regular, go every morning. So I took ex lax and went. Now it's been another 4 days without a bm?

I was constipated last week for 4 days and I am always regular, go every morning. So I took ex lax and went. Now it's been another 4 days without a bm?

Constipation: If you had profuse bowel movements after taking that laxative, it would not be unusual to miss having bowel movements for a few days while intestinal contents reaccumulate and pass through the intestinal tract. See your physician if you're experiencing abdominal cramps, abdominal distension or continued absence of bowel movements. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on ex-lax?

Is it possible to overdose on ex-lax?

Ex-lax overdose: Some of the most common potential side effects with Dulcolax are diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain, indigestion, ^ gas, weakness, feeling dizzy, ^ thirst and nausea. The sxs could increase considerably if you take an over-dose. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ex lax overdose?

Ex lax overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Ex Lax is a sennoside laxative. Overdose can cause abdominal pain, bloody stools, collapse & diarrhea. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002586.htm ...Read more

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Is it safe to take one regular strength Ex-Lax pill 1 every 10 days?

Is it safe to take one regular strength Ex-Lax pill 1 every 10 days?

Sounds ok: Taking an ex lax once every 10 days is just 3 times a month, which sounds ok to do. The concern would be regarding the cause of the constipation. One's primary care doctor can look for the cause, and if nothing serious is found, then occasional laxative use is fine to do. A GI specialist (the one who does colonoscopies) can also be helpful in evaluating chronic constipation symptoms. ...Read more

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Ex lax cause miscarriage?

Ex lax cause miscarriage?

Probably not: Anything is possible, but I highly doubt that exlax causes miscarriage. If you have trouble with pregnancy or chronic constipation, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ex-lax overdose?

What is the treatment for ex-lax overdose?

Time and transit: Ex-lax is a senoside. It is a cathartic (laxative) and promotes peristalsis (movement of content through the bowel). The sooner it goes through, the better off you will be. It is minimally absorbed through the gut. You may have lots of cramps and gushes of diarrhea. If concerned or at risk of other problems due to this, see pcp, call poison control or go to er. ...Read more

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What are some side-effects of extended use of laxatives such as ex-lax?

What are some side-effects of extended use of laxatives such as ex-lax?

Dependence: Depends on the amount. Small amounts may just lead to dependence, but prolonged and excessive use can cause change in bowel bacteria leading to other infections, electrolyte disturbances which can lead to fatigue, cardiac irregularity and possible death. ...Read more

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If I took Ex-Lax for constipation, but then got reflux soon after (i ate immediately before taking the ex lax) will that make the Ex-Lax not work?

If I took Ex-Lax for constipation, but then got reflux soon after (i ate immediately before taking the ex lax) will that make the Ex-Lax not work?

Probably not: If you did not vomit exlax then the medication should be absorbed by intestines and work on constipation. Reflux may not be directly related to exlax but the meal prior to taking the medication. Abiity of ex lax to work also depends on whether you respond to ex lax to relieve constipation. There is high association between constipation and gerd. ...Read more

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