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Medicine For Constipation
Is it dangerous if a person took a medicine for constipation even if he doesn't have constipation ?
It really depends: on what medicines you took. Fiber supplements, which could be considered a medicine, would be completely harmless. Stool softeners and lubricants would also be ok. But stimulant and osmotic laxatives, (milk of magnesia, etc) can have side effects. A one time use would very likely not be a problem but, of course, don't take ANYTHING you don't absolutely need! Stay well:) ...Read more
Please suggest me medicine for constipation as I am sufering from.It frequently..I am male 27 age..50 kg weight?
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
If a person took a medicine for constipation but he have slight diarrhea.what could happen and is it dangerous?
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This is common: Experiencing a little diarrhea after taking a laxative and getting results is not unusual. If the laxative aids in overcoming a partial blockage, when that is cleared there could be some loose stool up in the bowel behind it. It is common and not dangerous. Focus on lots of fruits/vegetables/healthy grains and a lot of drinking water so you don't need to take medication for constipation. Stay well ...Read more
Afer eating a lot of junk food at night, i take medicine for constipation that makes me go to the toilet the next morning. Would that get rid of it?
Purging not good: Taking a laxative to rid yourself of food you've eaten is a form of purging. In the long run, this would not be a healthy plan -- even if it were able to effectively "get rid of" overeaten foods. If you're having food binges, please talk with your doctor and get some help. This can become a serious condition if it hasn't already. Overeater's anonymous is one group that could be helpful to you. ...Read more
Great caution: This depends on which ayurvedic medicine as there are many. The most common ayurvedic medicine for constipation is triphala; some websites say it should be avoided in pregnancy as its "downward flowing" energy could trigger a miscarriage or premature birth. Others say it's safe to use during pregnancy in small doses.I advise avoiding most herbs in the first trimester.Small amounts may be ok later. ...Read more
I am taking this medicine for constipation. 6 hours later my stomach hurts and I have diarrea. Is it normal for my stomach to hurt?
Wen I stop taking medicine for constipation i can stil pass d stools easily but wen I stop d medicine i wil b hvng lower right adbdominal tenderness.?
Nonspecific: While right lower abdominal pain could represent appendicitis, if the pain lasts more than several days it is highly unlikely. See your doctor if it is getting worse or severe. You'll need a more complete evaluation, as there are many potential causes of your pain. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hello Dr. I have a lower right abdominal tenderness once in a week and lasts for 2 to 3 days. But when i take medicine for constipation I am perfect?
Slow traffic : Sounds as if you have delayed transit through your small intestine into your large intestine. One of the major reasons for that would be constipation. Adding bulk fiber, like greenly few vegetables, oats, or Metamucil , etc. along with enough water to prevent the stool from being too dry should do the trick. Adding some probiotics is A smart way to make sure you have the right intestinal bacteria to break down food properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am taking lansoprazole for acid reflux and heart burn. Does the medicine cause constipation? This is what I am experiencing since I have started it.
GERD treatment: Probably not causing constipation. Your gasto-esophageal reflux is not being caused by too much acid! You most likely need more stomach acid. Remember you need stomach acid to breakdown your food before it reaches your small bowel. Remember to chew your food at least 29-30 times before swallowing! Take your tine eating your food. Limit the amount of liquids you drink during your meal (max 8 oz) ...Read more
I have cramps in my stomach for the last week, no vomiting or diarrhea.What could it be.I took medicine for constipation.Thanks?
Cramps: The cramps may be due to the anti constpation medication that you previous took. ...Read more
Looz = Lactulose: 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
Be cautious!: Austrolax derives from india. It's advertised contents include: bael 0.5gm, isabgol 1.6gm, senna 0.6gm, amla 0.6gm. Binders, flavors, colors and preservatives. Do you trust your unborn baby's health to this product? As with any medication taken during pregnancy, i'd be very cautious. Instead i urge you to discuss safe and doctor-approved options with your gynecologist. ...Read more
What are some drug free relief medicines for chronic constipation? I don't want to live with laxatives. I eat very healthy. 31 years old female
Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten &soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Please note that change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation ...Read more
What food or medicine helps with constipation. I'm constipated and causing me sever stomach pain?
I have to take calcium everyday but that medicine make me have constipation . Any other medication can I take to help?
Long term: Psyllium products give bulk to the stool and can thus relieve constipation -- but be sure you drink lots of water too. Prunes are a fruit, but can help a lot -- can use them every day, indefinitely. What you want is lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet, along with plenty of water -- that may be the most healthy constipation treatment of all. ...Read more
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