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Is Stool Softner Pills Habit Forming
Doctor, it has been 8 days after my ACL surgery, and I haven't pooped. I have tried everything. Prune juice, fiber pills, stool softner, miralex. Help!?
Big trouble!: Advance to level 2 aggressive bowel management! Drink 1 bottle of magnesium citrate now and insert 2 fleet's enemas rectally - hold the fluid in for as long as you can. Repeat in 6 hours. "cut" stool into pieces with your gloved finger so you can evacuate pieces. This may be an arduous process, but it beats another hospital visit for an embarassing treatment. Go to the er if you can't do it! ...Read more
Senna or docusate: Both senna (derived from plants, most common brand name senekot) and docusate (synthetic medicine, most common brand name colace) are available over-the-counter without prescription, and can be taken once or twice a day with plenty of water. They act as gentle stool softeners, and both are safe to use when you are breastfeeding. ...Read more
I'm taking pristq I just wanted to know is it okay to take a stool softner? Or will it effect the medicine?
It is fine: Yes I is fine to take a stool softner with pristiq (desvenlafaxine). ...Read more
My daily stool softner says take at bedtime. I forgot, is it ok to take in the day? Should I then wait 24 hrs or resume tonight?
It wouldn't hurt: To take it the next morning, but if you skip it altogether for one day, it probably won't make you more constipated either. ...Read more
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily force you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go. Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a stool softner every day? I can't seem to go most of the time without taking them.
Your: Your question was asked by somebody else and answered please see here: http://www. Avvo. Com/medical-advice/can-i-take-a-stool-softener-everyday-670750.Html? Ref=answer_question_serp_title_1. ...Read more
SURE THING: And do not forget to drink plenty of water please. ...Read more
1st part of stool is hard & gets lil blood stain on it. Don't see stain wen taking stool softner. Happning for 3 weeks. How to soften stool widout med?
Can I take a stool softner after a dnc? Having trouble with going its been 4 days and some back pain.
Crohn's 4-5 stools but hard to go last week. Mon 10 loose stools now nothing in 36 hours even with stool softner. Not sure if good or bad?
Depends: This would depend upon the activity of your disease. Do you have abdominal pain, bloating, fever, etc? Are you on any medications for the Crohn's? Although the symptoms aren't good, they do not necessarily indicate a serious problem. You should consult your physician to see if medications are needed or if doses need to be changed. ...Read more
I haven't had a bm in 5 days. I try to drink 64oz of water a day. I take 300mg of stool softner every day. I used a suppository today still no bm.
If I take lyrica (pregabalin) and I feel constipated can I take a stool softner to help with that?
Injured shoulder 2 weeks ago- RX=vicodon. No BM in 7days. Took lax and stool softner...finally a tried glycerin suppos. Very small BM-what next?
Constipation: So vicodin is a narcotic, which causes constipation. I would first try to just stop taking the narcotics. Drink lots of water and try the methods you've tried while off the narcs. However, should you have severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting you should consult a doctor ASAP. ...Read more
I have been having pebble like stools with mucus. Also nausea and chills. Its been happening for 2 months. I keep taking stool softner in order to go?
If using meds for stool softner and meds for a UTI...could it cause ur mesnstral to be delayed? My cycle is now 3 days late.
Is reglan (metoclopramide) 5mg x's day, miralax 17mg 2x's day plus pres. Stool softner everday 2 much I think so! Plus GI sopes came out health! Y! all 4 a lil constipa?
I took a whole bottle of stool softner by mistake will I be ok? The brand is Miralax (polyethylene glycol)
High anxiety causing bad constipation. I'm 25 and have tried stool softner but I'm not going. Is it safe to do a home enema? What to do?
Mag Cit and Dr.: If you don't have any major health problems, try a bottle of magnesium citrate - it's in a green bottle usually at the pharmacy - no prescription needed. Drink that down (pour over ice and use a straw) and you'll probably get some relief w/in an hour. Then, get an appointment with your doctor to get a plan for your bowel health - good luck. ...Read more
I am very constipated. I have stool softner. Will that help? I am on citolapram for panic attacks too. Help! Also its green and brown. Help
Yes: Stool softeners like colace (docusate sodium) or surfak usually help. Citalopram is not known for causing problems with constipation, but it is possible. I would discuss your concerns with your doctor, especially if the constipation is a significant change for you. You may have something else going on which could benefit from some medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more
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