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Is Sodium Picosulphate Stronger Laxative Then Lactulose
If lactulose does not prove effective then is it good to give sodium picosulphte as laxative to an aged person battling constipation for 6 days?
Had constipation since he was 3m Lactulose hasnt helped No hirshprung found now giving Sodium picosulfate it works how would be the treatment with it?
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35/m.Using sodium picosulfate from 5years.Have i got atonic colon due to overuse.Lactulose, fruits, prunes, fiber no good.Ct, colonoscopy, blood tests ok.
Add exercise also.: Atonic colon can be due to the absence of myenteric plexus or overuse of laxatives. If your colonoscopy and ct scan were normal, increased water intake, exercise and a high fiber diet will help. You had used lactulose, fruits, prunes, fiber, now add daily exercise, lots of water and stool softeners. I suppose you already see a gastroenterologist. Have you explored ibs as a possible cause ? ...Read more
For someone with mild milk intolerance, after drinking milk for years causing laxative effect, would it become habit-forming? What about lactulose?
Lactose intolerance: You do not have the enzyme (lactase) to break down the lactose sugar in milk and thereby the bacteria in your gut have a field day fermenting the sugar and producing the gas and diarrhea. Try lactaid milk or take a couple of lactase tab before drinking milk. Yogurt and cheese however have very little lactose in general. ...Read more
I have tried Lactulose-family laxatives but had sever cramping and bloating , is it any related to intolerance or allergy?
Common side effects: Lactulose is a sugar that is broken down in, & draws water into, the colon thus softening stools. It is used to treat chronic constipation, as well as treat or prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy). Side effects can include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, bloating, & stomach pain. Not meant for purging or weight loss. For situation use, consider more comfortable remedies. ...Read more
Have had bad bowel movements for years and tried lots of medication. Would lactulose help. Dont want to keep taking laxatives?
Work-up appropriate: Before you contemplate longterm laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
Gavilyte-g everyday for severe constipation unrelieved by other laxatives?? Is the sodium sulfate in this safe?
Usually safe.: When used under medical supervision, there are generally not many severe side effects. The dosage for daily use is quite small. If your doctor recommended, it may be worth a try. Good luck. ...Read more