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Is It Ok To Take Miralax Daily For Long Periods Of Time For Constipation
Depends: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (polyethylege glycol) softens the stool by retaining water in the stool. Some patients with lifelong difficulty moving their bowels may need MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily. It is important to make sure you stay well hydrated and eat balanced, nutritious meals. If unexplained constipation more than 2-3 wks, see your doctor and get it investigated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on reason.: If the problem causing diarrhea is already known and daily Imodium (loperamide) is part of a comprehensive care plan, then it should be safe.If used as self-treatment, keep in mind it is important to find the underlying reason for diarrhea.Not addressing the underlying reason could lead to problems over time. Fiber can help with both diarrhea and constipation, and would be preferable over meds as first choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No problem.: There should be no problem with this one time use. ...Read more
How long is it ok to take new colonsweep, is it ok to take for daily maintenance after the 4 week cleanse?
Which laxative is safe to take for long time. I have been taking softovac for quite a long time. I have chronic constipation. Need strong laxative.
Depends: Three diuretics daily, especially full dosage of prescription ones, is a potent dose and is usually reserved for patients with high grade fluid retention states seen in congestive heart failure or liver disease for example. Side effects must be watched for, but your prescribing physician who knows your condition best, is also best qualified to advise you about this matter. ...Read more
Is it OK to take ispaghula husk straight for 15 days as my antidepressant course is for 15 days and it causes constipation everyday?
Psyllium: can cause a problem if not taken with sufficient water. It can harden and get hung up in your throat or esophagus. Other than that it is relatively safe. Follow the instructions on the package. I wonder, however, why you would be taking an antidepressant for only two weeks.... ...Read more
Yes: Long term use of ppis such as Prevacid (lansoprazole) has been associated with an increase risk of pneumonia in the elderly and an increase risk of bone fracture in older women. It can theorhetically cause malabsorption of b12, calcium and iron. Supplimenting these is probably adequate to prevent these complications. As always, you should discuss the risks and benefits of all medications with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Ibuprofen is not a harmless medication. The side effects include - stomach irritation and even ulcer and bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, fluid retention (primarily in people with impaired kidney function) that leads to lower extremity swelling and elevated blood pressure. Kidney damage is more common in people with hypertension, diabetes etc. Otherwise, it can be used but with caution. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cascara sagrada bark or miramax: which is better to take for a short period of time to get regular bm?
Quote from FDA: "This rule is effective November 5, 2002.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final rule stating that the stimulant laxative ingredients...cascara sagrada (including casanthranol, cascara fluid extract aromatic, cascara sagrada bark, cascara sagrada extract, and cascara sagrada fluidextract) in over-the-counter (OTC) drug products are not generally recognized as safe and effective." ...Read more
1-2 days : It also passes! and thus so does its effect. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 3200 mg ibuprofen for a week and take a diuretic and laxative at the same time?
What happens to your body if you take ducolax laxatives - two tablets a day for a long time? Is it ok to do this?
Laxatives: As we age the need for laxatives becomes a necessary addition . Two laxatives a day is mild ...Read more
Do you need to?: That's a better question, and the follow up is why do you need it? The drug itself is similar to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with similar side effects. It's never wise to take sleeping aids for long term without looking for an underlying cause for the sleep problem. I would suggest yo speak to your doctor about your sleep problems and see if you can find out what's causing you to not sleep well in the first place. ...Read more
Can zinc supplement tablets be taken once a day regularly? Or is it dangerous to take it for a long periods of time? I am zinc deficient.
Yes, take daily: if you are zinc deficient. There is no danger associated with taking zinc supplements on a daily basis nor known long term consequences. The body needs zinc for normal growth and health. Zinc deficiency is associated with poor night vision and wound-healing, a decrease in sense of taste and smell, and reduced ability to fight infections. Additionally, eat foods rich in zinc. ...Read more
Zofran (ondansetron): This depends on how you define a long time and what the dose is. The maximum dose was reduced a couple of years ago because of potential cardiac side effects. Nausea is generally a symptom of something else. If you are a chemotherapy patient, zofran (ondansetron) is fine. Otherwise, check with your physician as to why you are needing zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more
Is it safe to take evion 400 daily for long term usage for hair fall or should I take with other vitamins supplements and should I give gap using it.
Worthless: This is vitamin E, one of the great disappointments of 20th century medicine. It was hoped that it would be a wonder antioxidant, but in the big studies, people randomized to receive big doses had no clear health benefits and somewhat increased mortality. If you're a young woman losing your hair, get evaluated for thyroid disease, telogen effluvium, and a few others. ...Read more
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