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Peri Colace Laxative
My K level is 3.2. I have been really constipated and have taken MiraLax for 2 days and Colace for 3 days. Can I take 200mg of Colace today (the 4th day) or is my K level too low to be taking these laxatives?
K level constipate: Your k level low but if you eat 3-4 bananas you can bring it up. Also pedialyte. What may help with your consitpation is hydration, drink about 3 -3.5 liters of fluid water /gatorade a day just water will decrease sodium eat high fiber, avocados, cup of oats, cup of lentils, brown rice, barley strawberries, kale. F/u w/doc discuss Milk of magnesia, krystalose ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am on dialysis. I cannot stand those fiber drinks. Can i take 2 colaces a day ? I know the gastrointerologist does not like using laxatives.
Ask Doctor: Colace can have added sodium (docusate sodium) in it, and your nephrologist may not want you taking things that can upset your electrolytes, even if it's such a small dose through your stool softener. So, consult with him/her first, and then you'll have peace of mind. Instead of the laxative drink, you maybe could do it naturally eating organic greens/vegetables instead. ...Read more
Softener vs laxative: There are many different ways to deal w/constipation, starting 1st w/fiber, fluids & exercise. Failing that, stool softeners do exactly that - soften stool, typically by increasing water content. Laxatives OTOH irritate bowel into having a bowel movement. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/constipation/in-depth/laxatives/art-20045906 ...Read more
Bm 2/4. Take miralax daily w/ colace. Dr prescribed laxative did not help and w/ enema just got out blood tinged mucus? Appt tomorrow.
See Doctor...: I'm glad you are going to see your doctor tomorrow. It sounds like you are struggling with constipation and have tried MiraLAX + colace stool softner and a enema without results. The blood tinged mucous is probably from enema tip trauma to the rectal walls. In the meantime i'd suggest you drink a chilled bottle of magnesium citrate followed by a few glasses of water. Good luck. ...Read more
36 weeks preg. Struggled whole pregnanvy w constipation. Milk of mag colace duralax nothing is working can I take a laxative in pill form? Im miserabl
So I should stop docusate sodium, and start magnezium 250mg, aren't both of them laxatives. And how long I should stay with magnesium?
Barium Sulfate for CT scan two nights ago. Feeling blocked. Is Senokot-S or docusate sodium ok to use? Or should I use traditional laxative?
A common problem: Here's a link for you to consider: https://www.inspire.com/groups/agmd-gi-motility/discussion/constipation-after-ct-scan-with-barium/ ...Read more