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Is It Safe To Take 100mg Of Docusate Sodium Daily For Chronic Constipation
Yes but can be gassy: People who eat lots of fiber tend to have lots of gas, as the undigested fiber is a picnic for billions of bowel microbes and bacteria. There are reportedly more billions of bacteria inside our bowels than the number of cells we have making up our own bodies. The bacteria will likely keep eating and keep making gas, as long as the fiber "food" keeps coming down the pipe. ...Read more
Is it safe to the 250mg each of magnesium and potassium while pregnant? I use it to relieve constipation versus Colace (docusate sodium) which is a Cat C drug.
Gabapentin (300mg. 3x day) for nuropathic pain works great but is it OK to use miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for the constipation it causes?
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
Medication: I take 2 Colace (generic Docusate sodium) daily per doctor for chronic constipation. Can this discolor urine because of red dye?
Once daily: Generally, once daily. Sometimes, twice in specific circumstances. It is gentler than other laxatives. It;s generally safe if used only when necessary or when it's likely to be constipated frequently. ...Read more
Can Lidoderm patch on lower back cause constipation? I also take Ultram50mg. How safe is it to take a colace (docusate sodium) twice a day indefinitely?
Not recommended: You do not want to take a laxative daily because if you do your colon will become dependent on it and you will not be able to have a bowel movement without it. Increase water and fiber. You can try a bulking agent like mirilax as needed. See your doctor for other treatments available or to diagnose the cause. ...Read more
Is it safe to take magnesium citrate 133 mg twice a day, daily for constipation?
Thanks in advance.
Constipation & Mg: I would recommend that youj try some other alternatives such as Senna, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or even see your doctor about some prescription medications used to treat constipation. Magnesium will enter your systemic circulation and could possibly have an unintended effect on your blood electrolytes. ...Read more
I take two17 gram doses of Miralax with 30ML of Lactulose daily for severe constipation due to slow colon transit. Is this safe longterm??
How long term you do have in mind? You may wish to increase your intake of fiber foods to help move your bowels. Exercise will help too,
Consult this site for fiber foods.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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More or less: Yes, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or peg 3350 is a safe way to introduce more water and therefore all the benefits of a stool softener into your daily routine. Most laxatives can cause painful cramps and ultimately are habit forming. If a water stool develops return to one capful daily. Remember to introduce more exercise and make time for your daily routine. ...Read more
My GI has prescribed MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) to take daily for IBS-C. He has prescribed me 30g which is double the recommended dose. Is this safe or can it be toxic?
Which medication is safe during breastfeeding for constipation. I take colace (docusate sodium) and it's not effective doesn't work?
Yes: No interaction there and both will work synergistically to target multiple pain mechanisms. ...Read more
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