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Is Bisacodyl The Same As Dulcolax
After no BMs in 7 days, is it safe to use ClearLax in the same day as a glycerine suppository? The suppository didn't work.
Laxatives: It is preferable to avoid laxatives and instead increase daily fluid intake, increase your daily intake of fiber(you could also take metamucil). If you still have hard stools, take a daily stool softener like colace (docusate sodium). If still sluggish take something like senokot(has softener and gentle stimulant) daily. Reserve dulcolax only if you have no urge at all to move your bowels, but avoid daily laxatives ...Read more
No! : Speed is methamphetamine (meth). Dextroamphetamine (dex) is dextro isomer of methylated phenylethylamine. Meth adds another methyl group attached to dex molecule that changes its chemistry drastically. Dex is safe, meth is dangerous. 2-phenylethylamine is found in large amounts in chocolate, slight change in amphetamine molecule substitutes phenyl group for methyl in dex. Only meth is dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Would depend on the clinical situation, but would be best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
Most commonly: People use it two or three times a day. And really it's about convenience and remember to take it, if necessary. Consider taking it around a regular daily habit you may have. For most that means around a morning or evening routine and others both times. ...Read more
No: Colon preps are carefully studied to get the colon clean enough that the endoscopist can carefully examine the lining of your colon and not miss a polyp or tumor. Colon cleanse does not get that kind of study and may or may not work. If your colon does not get clean enough for a thorough then you need to do it again...Neither you nor your endoscopist will be happy about that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dulcolax + Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You could take both if you needed to. However, i would recommend you not use both routinely unless a single agent is not doing the job for you. ...Read more
Oh my gosh: Why would you do that? That isn't a good idea. See that you have had all kinds of GI studies - please discuss this with your GI health provider. ...Read more
What is peri-colace (docusate sodium) used for. Any differences between it & regular capsules colace (docusate sodium). Which one is better for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid.?
Slight difference: Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener. Pericolace is a stool softener plus a laxative. Treatment for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid is to keep the stools formed and soft. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of fiber in your diet. Colace (docusate sodium) is probably better especially when combined with a high fiber diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer