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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
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?
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
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
I have tried taking senna laxative aswell as lactilose but neither seemed to work, i'm taking prednisolone but finding it very hard to digest my food.
Not sure: Constipation may be different from hard to digest food. Prednisolone can cause stomach pain and ulcers, heartburn. For constipation, you can try non-prescription MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) powder, as well as milk of magnesia, docusate suppository, fleets enema, or check with your doctor about other prescription options. ...Read more
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