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Is Colace Safe For Pregnant Women
20 weeks pregnant and just had gallbladder surgery. So constipated. Is it safe to take an enema? Been taking colace and drinking juice. It's not helping.
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Is it safe to take both miralax and colace every day during pregnancy? Should i be concerned that both are category "c" ? What are the risks if any?
Good meds: These agents essentially stay within the gut and are minimally absorbed if at all, into the body. Since they don't reach the blood in any significant amount, they cannot have an effect on the fetus.Part of the category c label comes from not having enough research reports to move it into a safer listing.The cat c meds show no negative effects on baby. ...Read more
Is it safe to take miralax and colace twice a day during pregnancy? My body got used to taking it once a day. I'm 27 weeks & have to be on 60mg of iron.
Is Colace (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?
That is safe: Constipation can be an issue during pregnancy. So the docusate is important to reduce the amount of strain or vasalva pressure you put on your entire system when you're constipated and trying to have a BM. So you are safe to keep constipation at bay by taking a stool softener (docusate). ...Read more
Im 6 weeks pregnant & have bad constipation&am very bloated. Its bad. I have docusate sodium 100mg & was wondering if it was safe to take 6 instead of 1-3?
Follow the label: For now, follow the label on the docusate. Next, go see your OB doctor and ask what to do - it's going to be a long 9.5 months! make sure you are eating very healthy foods - avoid fast food, processed foods (like cheetos, frozen dinners, etc.). Eat lots of fresh veggies. Don't drink pop or fruit juice (stick to water and milk). Avoid rice and applesauce (both will constipate). Add prunes! ...Read more
I'm pregnant, and ive had one bowel movement during the last three weeks. I'm on colace, Metamucil. My doctor says not to worry. Should I worry?
Not normal: I would be concerned about your bowel habits. It is not normal to have bowel movements that infrequently. I recommend to my patients that they increase fiber in their diet, add a fiber supplement, take colace, increase oral fluid intake, and take miralax. The miralax is especially important as it will work for almost everyone if they take enough of it. Good luck. ...Read more
What can I do for severe constipation in pregnancy? (Water, prunes, benefiber and colace don't work.)
Care with laxatives: This is often a challenging problem. It is likely aggravated by supplemental iron you are taking because you are anemic or iron in your prenatal vitamin. Do as much water as you can, add daily walking exercise of 45 minutes. A low dose of milk of magnesia may help. Talk with your doctor about switching to a lower dose supplement or taking vitamins with DHA, a nutrient that's also a stool softener. ...Read more
Is it safe to the 250mg each of magnesium and potassium while pregnant? I use it to relieve constipation versus Colace which is a Cat C drug.
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