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Can taking "centrum" multivitamins cause constipation?

Can taking "centrum" multivitamins cause constipation?

Possibly: Iron can cause constipation and is commonly in multiple vitamins. Iron absorption is decreased by stomach acid blockers. Young woman need iron because of losses during periods. Avoid dairy, wheat, and sugar, eat plenty of fresh leafy vegetables and other iron rich foods like eggs and grass fed beef for a few weeks and see if this helps. Increasing fun, daily exercise is always helpful. ...Read more

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Do multivitamins cause constipation?

Do multivitamins cause constipation?

In some people: Some people can develop constipation with certain vitamins, particularly those that contain iron. Taking vitamins with a large glass of water and increasing fiber content in the diet can help prevent this. Opt for multivitamins made from raw whole foods for better overall tolerance and absorption. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) every day to help with constipation with a multivitamin? Heard it can deplete potassium.

Is it safe to take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) every day to help with constipation with a multivitamin? Heard it can deplete potassium.

Cobstipation: Daily laxative may be necessary in some people, but only after they have had their colon evaluated by colonoscopy first and the source of constipation thoroughly evaluated and if psyllium and fiber don't suffice. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 26 yrs old and suffering from constipation, please can u suggest good quality multivitamin with minerals. And Probiotics types. Thanks a lot.

Hi, I am 26 yrs old and suffering from constipation, please can u suggest good quality multivitamin with minerals. And Probiotics types. Thanks a lot.

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more

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Is Colace (docusate sodium) (Docusate 100 mg) safe in 31 week pregnancy? My prenatal multivitamin has Docusate as well. Is there any safer medication for constipation?

Is Colace (docusate sodium) (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

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After eating. How will it take for u to be constipated if that particular food can cause constipation?

After eating. How will it take for u to be constipated if that particular food can cause constipation?

No guarantees: Interesting question. Never, is the right answer in most cases. If you are healthy and eating regularly, your body will most likely not get constipated. ...Read more

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If diarrhea can help you dump the invader quicker, then what if you take a med that causes constipation as a s/e, making you incapable of diarrhea?

If diarrhea can help you dump the invader quicker, then what if you take a med that causes constipation as a s/e, making you incapable of diarrhea?

Well...........: Even if a certain part of the intestine's response to infection is to make diarrhea more likely, it's not that simple. Bacterial toxins and infection also contribute.
Nowadays the use of lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) or stool anti softener is considered okay. If you have constipation, it means your diarrhea is over. ...Read more

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If I don't go to toilet for poo because out or staying at house which toilet close to rooms does cause constipation I'm take Fybogel to soften poo?

It contributes: Ignoring the urge to have a BM may contribute to constipation. It may alter or eliminate that natural urge to defecate. Every person in the world has to "poo", & we all know there is an odor. Please do not ignore the urge to go when you have it, even if you are not in a convenient or ideal place. Add dietary fiber (bran, whole wheat, brown rice), water, exercise; better than Fybogel. ...Read more

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What causes constipation in babies who take only breat milk?

What causes constipation in babies who take only breat milk?

Define constipation: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any stool that is dried out is constipation & a sign things are not moving along fast enough. Gas is from air swallowed or gas produced by gut germs. Fussy is whatever baby feels pissy about often fatigue. ...Read more

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It is ok for an adult men if it takes 1 multivitamins tab everyday to stay fit. Will it causes harm if taken for few months?

It is ok for an adult men if it takes 1 multivitamins tab everyday to stay fit. Will it causes harm if taken for few months?

No harm, no benefit: There's probably little harm, though recent studies have shown that vitamin supplements are of no benefit (and some may be harmful) in well nourished adults. The only one that still has a good reputation is vitamin d. Note that most men should not take vitamins containing iron, which are meant for women. ...Read more

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If medication you take causes severe constipation, but you take that med everyday. Therefore keeping the constipation there, could that kill you?

If medication you take causes severe constipation, but you take that med everyday. Therefore keeping the constipation there, could that kill you?

Difficult problem...: This is more common than you might think. It is rare that severe constipation would kill someone, but significant medical issues can arise. Work with your doctor on figuring out a bowel regimen that works for you, trying to have a reasonable size bowel movement about every 2-3 days. High fiber, LOTS of water. Try mineral oil 1 tablespoon by mouth 2x/day. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I take probiotics everyday for awhile, will I become dependent on them. I'm just curious if I were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

If I take probiotics everyday for awhile, will I become dependent on them. I'm just curious if I were to stop taking them, could it cause constipation?

No dependency.: If you decide to take probiotics, your body will not become dependent on them, and you can stop them at any time with no problems. Except in unusual clinical circumstances, however, regular use of probiotics hasn't been shown to improve your health. Since there doesn't seem to be many potential side effects, deciding to take probiotics is a personal choice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can reduced diet with exercising (i take a well rounded multivitamin too) which also is showing effect (i lost ~20lbs in last 2 mnths) cause hairloss?

Can reduced diet with exercising (i take a well rounded multivitamin too) which also is showing effect (i lost ~20lbs in last 2 mnths) cause hairloss?

Yes: Stress and weight loss can cause hair loss. It can also be a sign of more significant problems. You may want to see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) causes constipation. How often can I take senna??

Cymbalta (duloxetine) causes constipation. How often can I take senna??

Senna: Senna should not be used longer than 7 days. Prolonged used may cause liver problems. ...Read more

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Can multivitamins cause palpitations? I take it after dinner and my palpitations come before bedtime 10-11pm.

Can multivitamins cause palpitations? I take it after dinner and my palpitations come before bedtime 10-11pm.

No: Bedtime is a really common time for one to experience palpitations as you are typically relaxed and not distracted. Palpitations may be more noticeable when you are in the recumbent position as well. Taking your MVI (multivitamin) in the evening is a timing coincidence; MVI (multivitamin)s are not associated with palpitations You could experiment by taking the MVI (multivitamin) in the morning. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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How long does it take for paromomycin to begin working on my e. Hystoltyca? Can it cause constipation?

Should help: You may have been having diarrhea and have entomaeba histolytica. Now you are taking a medication to help. You may experience some constipation. As the diarrhea resolves. This is good. You will also notice your appetite return. Stay hydrated and this will help any constipation you experience. ...Read more

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When I tell the GI dr that bms take an hour to come out he assumes constipation. But it's soft and comes out a little at a time. What could cause this?

When I tell the GI dr that bms take an hour to come out he assumes constipation. But it's soft and comes out a little at a time. What could cause this?

Pelvic floor issue?: In the right circumstances such symptoms may be related to pelvic floor dysfunction where the muscles cannot coordinate defecation. Enemas can be useful in such a situation. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I take a natures made multivitamin that contains soy lithium and soybean oil. Will this cause ED and infertility in men?

I take a natures made multivitamin that contains soy lithium and soybean oil. Will this cause ED and infertility in men?

Unlikely: I know of no evidence for such a causal relationship. The amount of soy in a multivitamin is unlikely to cause either ED or infertility. Both the coreg (carvedilol) and the clonodine you are taking can lower BP, and clonodine has known side effects that affect sexual function. Talk with your doctor about side effects of your meds, and consider a consult with a health psychologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take ispaghula husk straight for 15 days as my antidepressant course is for 15 days and it causes constipation everyday?

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

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Haven't had a bm in 4 days and am severely uncomfortable. Took ducolax with no effect. Do you have a home remedy I can use? I'm 40 yrs old and having to take pain meds for my back which in turn cause my constipation.

Haven't had a bm in 4 days and am severely uncomfortable. Took ducolax with no effect. Do you have a home remedy I can use? I'm 40 yrs old and having to take pain meds for my back which in turn cause my constipation.

You: You are right in that pain medication can cause constipation. Dulcolax is a good idea though it can take a while to work. Things you can do for constipation include drinking more fluids, walking, and increasing fiber. You can also try purchasing glycerin suppositories. To use, gently insert one suppository as instructed and try to hold it in for as long as you can, at least 10 minutes. Use these twice a day until resolved. However, if you develop abdominal pain, fever, or vomiting, it could be something besides constipation so if those occur you would have to see a physician. ...Read more

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Hi I have been suffering constipation the last 2days from what I believe has been caused by too much fibre. Should I take a laxativ? Or let it settle?

Hi I have been suffering constipation the last 2days from what I believe has been caused by too much fibre. Should I take a laxativ? Or let it settle?

Fiber tends to be a: laxative by adding bulk, anti-constipation. However there are many variables, largest being internal control of colon motility, delayed evacuation (for whatever reasons), internal emotions, decreased physical activity, etc. Most laxatives ↑ constipation problems over time. Generally ↑ed activity, ↑ed hydration, high fiber foods, prunes, softeners, osmotic agents, in order listed, are best/safest. ...Read more

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I'm having imidol antidepressant which causes constipation and since 2 days I didn't take proper dump. How can I overcome this problem?

I'm having imidol antidepressant which causes constipation and since 2 days I didn't take proper dump. How can I overcome this problem?

Water Fruits Veggies: Increase your water intake to 8 to 10 12 ounce glasses a day for starters. Be sure to eat 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables also. Think salads with green leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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I am concerned about the reviews saying multivitamins cause nausea and dizziness. Life threatening? I want to take one to fill the gaps in diet.

I am concerned about the reviews saying multivitamins cause nausea and dizziness. Life threatening? I want to take one to fill the gaps in diet.

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. ...Read more

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