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Is it okay to take a laxative after being constipated from taking Imodium (loperamide)? tried Stool softeners, but that didn't work.

Is it okay to take a laxative after being constipated from taking Imodium (loperamide)? tried Stool softeners, but that didn't work.

Stool softener: The stool softener is the better choice, you have to take it consistently and can increase it if needed. You also have to drink a lot of fluid with the stool softener. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Anti-depressants are not working. What's next?

Anti-depressants are not working. What's next?

Careful evaluation: If antidepressants are not working the first thing to do is to make sure that you are not dealing with one of the kinds of depression that doesn't respond to antidepressants (for instance, paranoid depression, or bipolar depression, etcetera). Also you want to be absolutely sure that there is not a medical disease that is causing or worsening your symptoms. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics stop working if you drink?

Do antibiotics stop working if you drink?

Generally not: Alcohol in the bloodstream will interfere with leukocyte function, but there are few negative interactions with antibiotics that will likely interfere with their antimicrobial activity. Azole containing drugs like Metronidazole may produce very significant severe side-effects if alcohol is present in the blood. ...Read more

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Im taking medication that makes me constipated...Water, veggies, fruit do not work..Any laxatives u can suggest?

Im taking medication that makes me constipated...Water, veggies, fruit do not work..Any laxatives u can suggest?

Constipation/medicin: You can try stool softner like docusate sodium 100 mgm once or twice a day, and if that does not work try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) along with it one packet or two a day. ...Read more

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If sodium is low will lasik water pill work. 40 mg does not seem to be working.

If sodium is low will lasik water pill work.  40 mg does not seem to be working.

Talk to you MD: There are several reasons for low sodium. You need to discuss this with a physician to get some more testing and you should be examined. Lasix (furosemide) could be harmful in some cases and may lower your sodium more. ...Read more

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I know stimulant laxatives even laxatives in general have cautions against chronic use. Is it okay to take Senokot (senna) one day each week? If not, 1d/2wk?

Use with caution!: If you frequently use laxatives for weeks or months, they can decrease your colon's ability to contract and actually worsen constipation. You can use it 1/2 weeks, however, it is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Im taking anti fungul medication can working out make it worse? If so, should I stop working out?

Im taking anti fungul medication can working out make it worse? If so, should I stop working out?

Shouldn't: You should be fine; remember to dry off thoroughly in case the moist areas promote fungal growth. ...Read more

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I've taken laxatives, fiber pills, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colon cleansers and even enema and still have not had bowel movement. Do i go to the emergency?

Depends: Depends, how long it has been since last bm, do you have abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, any other symptoms, if yes than go to er, if no you may want to try to see you doctor first. But in any case don't wait too long. ...Read more

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Any laxative that can be taken regularly other than fiber pills? Those make it worse for me, and I've heard its bad to continue to use stimulant laxtiv

Any laxative that can be taken regularly other than fiber pills? Those make it worse for me, and I've heard its bad to continue to use stimulant laxtiv

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is over-the-counter and safe for long-term use for constipation. Make sure that the underlying cause of your constipation has however been evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Will metronezadole stop working if i drink alcohol?

Will metronezadole stop working if i drink alcohol?

Alcohol and Medicine: Yes. And, the combination can cause significant gastrointestinal illness. Not a good combination. ...Read more

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So the laxative won't counter react with the Azo pill and not make it not work right?

It depends on the: laxative I guess, but the answer lies in what you are doing with Azo to start with. Azo should not be taken for more than 2-3 days, as the acute infection improves. If you take Azo for more than that, like any other numbing agents, it does not work quite as well. No numbing or pain countering agents work 100% if you take it longer than you should, even if you still have pain. ...Read more

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Does taking stimulant laxatives (like dulcolax pills) when not needed cause less calorie absorption from what you eat since it passes thru faster?

Does taking stimulant laxatives (like dulcolax pills) when not needed cause less calorie absorption from what you eat since it passes thru faster?

OMG!: I'm sorry, but you're mistaken/misguided. If you're often using stimulant laxatives, I assume you feel very constipated, are attempting weight loss, or are looking to "cleanse." Please reconsider & check out numerous healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers & irritant laxatives, particularly when used casually & frequently. Save your health, and stop please! ...Read more

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What harm if any, can be done by taking hydroxycut max, garcinia cambogia , laxatives and diuretics daily? How long would it take

What harm if any, can be done by taking hydroxycut max, garcinia cambogia , laxatives and diuretics daily? How long would it take

You need guidence: You are doing it yourself.You need to see a physician , dietitian and guidance .The way you are mixing up the otc supplements will end up with unforeseen results complications .My advise is reduce calories, exercise get a baseline evaluation with a medical professional .Do it in a healthy way. ...Read more

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Not sleeping well melatonin not working?

Not sleeping well melatonin not working?

Get evaluated: There are many causes for sleep problems but medical causes need to be ruled out, please see your pcp. Once that's cleared, sleep hygiene; sleep on the same time and get up at the same time, no caffeine or exercise or food two to three hours before sleep. One needs to think about anxiety or mood disorders evaluation too. Start with your pcp. ...Read more

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Do liver cleanse pills work?

Do liver cleanse pills work?

No: They are a scam and simply make money for unscrupulous practitioners. At least they are safer than the crazy schemes in which you eat/drink something awful that can land you in intensive care. Your liver cleans itself and doesn't need help. If you really care about your liver, drink alcohol only on special occasions if at all, and get back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more