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Dr. David Wassell
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Phenolphthalein (Definition)

Phenolphthalein is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Ex lax overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Ex lax overdose?

Ex lax overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Ex Lax is a sennoside laxative. Overdose can cause abdominal pain, bloody stools, collapse & diarrhea. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002586.htm ...Read more

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Is it safe to take one regular strength Ex-Lax pill 1 every 10 days?

Is it safe to take one regular strength Ex-Lax pill 1 every 10 days?

Sounds ok: Taking an Ex-Lax once every 10 days is just 3 times a month, which sounds ok to do. The concern would be regarding the cause of the constipation. One's primary care doctor can look for the cause, and if nothing serious is found, then occasional laxative use is fine to do. A GI specialist (the one who does colonoscopies) can also be helpful in evaluating chronic constipation symptoms. ...Read more

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Are Ex-Lax and dulco lax the same?

Both are laxatives: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) & Ex Lax (Sennoside / Senna) are both laxatives. Similar effect but two different medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on ex-lax?

Is it possible to overdose on ex-lax?

Ex-lax overdose: Some of the most common potential side effects with Dulcolax are diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain, indigestion, ^ gas, weakness, feeling dizzy, ^ thirst and nausea. The sxs could increase considerably if you take an over-dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ex-lax to work for bm?

How long does it take for ex-lax to work for bm?

8 hours: Ex-lax usually takes up to 8 hours to work. You need fiber to keep regular. Also increasing your water intake helps. High fat and processed foods can contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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Can I use expired ex-lax ultra pills or get new ones?

Probably safe.: Expiration dates for oral meds are usually very conservative and have to do with marketing, product cycling and regulatory issues than potency. As long as they were stored under reasonable conditions should be good for many months beyond expiration. ...Read more

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I took too much Ex-Lax chocolate by accident, what to do?

I took too much Ex-Lax chocolate by accident, what to do?

Ex Lax Overdose: Hydrate well & stay next to the toilet. Next time - use as directed. ...Read more

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How many days should you wait in between doses of ex lax?

How many days should you wait in between doses of ex lax?

Follow directions: With any otc laxative, follow the directions. Do not take more medicine before directed. If constipation is an issue, I suggest good hydration, a balanced diet with fibre, perhaps a bulk supplement, such as metamucil, and add some yogurt to your diet. If your bowel dysfunction persists, speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Accidently took too much Ex-Lax chocolate. Will I regret this later?

Accidently took too much Ex-Lax chocolate. Will I regret this later?

It won't be fun: Yes, you will have cramping and diarhea. How did you take too much by accident? And how much is too much. These are important details that you left out that can impact whether or not you require immediate attention. ...Read more

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How long does Ex-Lax take to kick in? Is it going to make me have to go all day?

How long does Ex-Lax take to kick in? Is it going to make me have to go all day?

Ex Lax: Ex Lax usually leads to a bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours. Diarrhea is a potential side effect from Sennoside laxatives. ...Read more

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I am suffering from Ex-Lax overdose, is there a treatmnet?

Over Dose: Please call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States ; it will connect you to your local poison control center. It is a free service ; is available 24/7. For those who do not speak english – ask for a translator ; a three way call with a translator will follow. ...Read more

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I was constipated last week for 4 days and I am always regular, go every morning. So I took ex lax and went. Now it's been another 4 days without a bm?

I was constipated last week for 4 days and I am always regular, go every morning. So I took ex lax and went. Now it's been another 4 days without a bm?

Constipation: If you had profuse bowel movements after taking that laxative, it would not be unusual to miss having bowel movements for a few days while intestinal contents reaccumulate and pass through the intestinal tract. See your physician if you're experiencing abdominal cramps, abdominal distension or continued absence of bowel movements. ...Read more

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Ex lax cause miscarriage?

Ex lax cause miscarriage?

Probably not: Anything is possible, but I highly doubt that exlax causes miscarriage. If you have trouble with pregnancy or chronic constipation, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ex-lax overdose?

What is the treatment for ex-lax overdose?

Time and transit: Ex-lax is a senoside. It is a cathartic (laxative) and promotes peristalsis (movement of content through the bowel). The sooner it goes through, the better off you will be. It is minimally absorbed through the gut. You may have lots of cramps and gushes of diarrhea. If concerned or at risk of other problems due to this, see pcp, call poison control or go to er. ...Read more

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What are some side-effects of extended use of laxatives such as ex-lax?

What are some side-effects of extended use of laxatives such as ex-lax?

Dependence: Depends on the amount. Small amounts may just lead to dependence, but prolonged and excessive use can cause change in bowel bacteria leading to other infections, electrolyte disturbances which can lead to fatigue, cardiac irregularity and possible death. ...Read more

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If I took Ex-Lax for constipation, but then got reflux soon after (i ate immediately before taking the ex lax) will that make the Ex-Lax not work?

If I took Ex-Lax for constipation, but then got reflux soon after (i ate immediately before taking the ex lax) will that make the Ex-Lax not work?

Probably not: If you did not vomit exlax then the medication should be absorbed by intestines and work on constipation. Reflux may not be directly related to exlax but the meal prior to taking the medication. Abiity of Ex-Lax to work also depends on whether you respond to Ex-Lax to relieve constipation. There is high association between constipation and gerd. ...Read more

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Constipated always up to 6 days a week after having gallbladder removed, take 1 Ex-Lax mutely no help what could be causing this?

Check out these: Links. Try drinking lots of water with prune juice, magnesium citrate, stay active etc. If symptom persists, see a GI for possible colonoscopy.Perhaps pain meds ur taking and insufficient fluid intake are contributing to ur symptom. Best wishes! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-constipation. http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/constipation/a/constipation. Htm. ...Read more

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Hi, So I took 3 pieces of chocolate ex lax thinking it was normal chocolate and I am not constipated. Will it give me diarrhea? And how long will it take

Hi, So I took 3 pieces of chocolate ex lax thinking it was normal chocolate and I am not constipated. Will it give me diarrhea? And how long will it take

Anticipate that...: ...but since we don't know you, we can't estimate your drug response (onset of action or duration). I expect you should notice some cramping soon. ...Read more

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