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Dr. Patricia Raymond
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Polyethylene Glycol (Definition)

Peg is the basis of a number of laxatives (i.e. Polyethylene glycol 3350, or miralax). Whole bowel irrigation with polyethylene glycol and added electrolytes is used for bowel preparation before surgery or colonoscopy. The preparation is sold under the brand names golytely, gavilyte c, nulytely, glycolax, fortrans, trilyte, among others. ...Read more


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If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

Depends: The most susceptible time for the fetus is during the 1st trimester. After that, most allergy medication or cough medications are likely safe. Diphenhydramine has been associated with a slightly higher risk to develop cleft palate when used in the 1st trimester although the incidence is still very low. ...Read more

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Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Work differently,: However, i how found sodium picosulfate to be stronger. This can be used for colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy prep. Lactulose is an osmotic laxative and tends to cause more bloating and is not quite as effective as evacuating the colon. ...Read more

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Miralax (polyethylene glycol) side affects?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) side affects?

Abdominal problems: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) dosed at 17 gm/day( a heaping tablespoon in 4-8 ounces of fluid) max 34gm/day. Some side effects are abdominal pain/bloating, diarrhea, cramping, gas, rash. High doses particularly in elderly can cause excessive diarrhea/ stool frequency which may result in dehydration. Stop use if fecal urgency/incontinence occurs. Do not use for more than 2 weeks except directed by physician. ...Read more

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Can we use antibiotic (Epra,clamoxyl,néokla)with cirrhosis medicine(vit E,Aldactone (spironolactone) ,Acemuc ,Avolcardyl Sita )?

Can we use antibiotic (Epra,clamoxyl,néokla)with cirrhosis medicine(vit E,Aldactone (spironolactone) ,Acemuc ,Avolcardyl  Sita )?

Medications: The brand names of some of the medications that you list are not known in the USA. Once again, would suggest that your pharmacist should have a computerized program that lists all drug interactions and therefore should be able to help you out. Sorry, hope this helps. ...Read more

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3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

Constipation Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe in children 6 months of age and older. Start with 0.5 gm/kg in 4-8 oz fluids once daily. Can increase gradually to 1.5 gm/kg. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take PRAZOSIN HCL 5MG with EFFEXOR (venlafaxine) XR 75MG, PENICILLIN VK 500MG, IBUPROFEN 400MG, HYDROXYZINE PAM 50MG VIT, HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 5?

Is it OK to take PRAZOSIN HCL 5MG with EFFEXOR (venlafaxine) XR 75MG, PENICILLIN VK 500MG, IBUPROFEN 400MG, HYDROXYZINE PAM 50MG VIT, HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 5?

Not OK: Haven't we met before over this question? Why is a 17 y.o. taking ALL that medication? What's going on? I assume the Penicillin's temporary? But HYDROCODONE+ Ibuprofen? What type of pains need all that @ your age? Prazosin for.....nightmares? And hydroxyzine for itching or nausea? Obviously, someone thinks you NEED all this but you asked the question & I'm giving an opinion. NOT OK is what I say. ...Read more

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Toprol (metoprolol). Synthroid. Buspar. Miralax daily. Are these ok?

Toprol (metoprolol). Synthroid. Buspar. Miralax daily. Are these ok?

Yes: Yes, but always discuss with your prescriber, he is the best to know your condition. ...Read more

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High asthma, body shakes and taking ventilin pump oftenly, and got medication named “clarithromycin tablets USP 500 mg. Synclar 500 cipla” for cough?

High asthma, body shakes and taking ventilin pump oftenly, and got medication named “clarithromycin tablets USP 500 mg. Synclar  500 cipla” for cough?

antibiotics ; asthma: Clarithromycin is a macrolide class of antibiotic that effectively treats most upper and lower respiratory tract infections (not virus). There is some evidence that it has "anti-inflammatory properties" and used to treat asthma. The primary treatment for persistent asthma is an inhaled steroid sometimes in combination with a long-acting bronchodilator. An asthma specialist can assist in a plan. ...Read more

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Would taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and linzess everyday cause low potassium levels in blood?

Would taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and linzess everyday cause low potassium levels in blood?

Low K: Linzess is for IBS and Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can cause diarrhea. So yes if a person has diarrhea either due to IBS or due to Miralax (polyethylene glycol) overuse there can be low k. These medications themselves are unlikely to cause low k. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Golytely (Definition)

GoLytely is a laxative which is a ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Colyte (Definition)

CoLyte is a laxative which is a ...Read more