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Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?
Hair Loss/Asacol: Hair loss or thining of hair is a rare side effect of asacol (mesalamine), (mesalamine) it does not happen very frequently.Hair loss is quite common even without taking asacol (mesalamine).How soon it takes place has varied from all the reported cases.But it can happen few weeks after taking asacol (mesalamine), (mesalamine) it actually starts with hair thining and can continue only way to know if it is due to Asacol (mesalamine) is, if you stop the med and hair los stops. ...Read more
Have been diagnosed with slow transit constipation. Prescribed linzees and miralax by GI and got explosive diahrrea. Amitiza (lubiprostone) causes bowel incontinence?
Need to consult with: Your gastroenterologist. Suggest you get a second opinion if no satisfaction from the first. ...Read more
Not Great: The main prob with the long term use of any laxative is the body becomes dependent on the med & when you try to stop can be a rebound. In your case this is esp true as Movicol (Aust) is polyethylene glycol, which is an osmotic laxative as is anthra lax (work in a sim way). Also anthra lax's cause cause something called Melanosis Coli, which nobody knows the sig of. There are many tx's for IBS now. ...Read more
Constapation because of imodium (loperamide) and IBS, which on is better - stool softener or laxative?
Very loud borborygmi 24/7, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pressure, nasea, lack of appetite. Taking prozac, (fluoxetine) concerta, and a stool softener.Help?
Adverse reaction?: If these symptoms started soon after starting this combination of medicines, it could be an adverse reaction from the med combo itself. But talk to your prescriber before stopping anything. ...Read more
Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) change caliber of stool? Am being treated for constipation. Before miralax (polyethylene glycol) calibur was normal - with miralax (polyethylene glycol) stools are slow and thin.
Oh my...: Before you contemplate long term laxative use, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more
Opiates daily. Chronic diarrhea (foamy stools) and endless gas constantly. Vile vinagery odor. No dairy, low fiber...Please help me?
Relistor (methylnaltrexone): Is a life-saving drug for patients on chronic opioids.If daily MiraLAX is not successful, MiraLAX plus Relistor (methylnaltrexone) is 100% successful. It is like Narcan for your bowels. It removes the narcotic only off your bowel so that it will move. If not, bowel just sits there all drugged up. It does not effect your pain, only poop. Important for stool to be soft on its way out, that's why i recommend miralax. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
65 yrs male chronic constipation, haemorrhoids, gaseous intestines,feeling bloating what is the best medicine can be used???
Constipation treat: Fiber, water, and activity on a regular basis can help keep your GI tract regular. Colace or an over the counter stool softener can also be beneficial. Occasionally people will need a laxative, senna and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) are commonly used. A colonoscopy is also usually recommended for people over 50 yo to evaluate their colons. ...Read more
I took MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) (17g) for 3 days, as I suffer from chronic severe constipation. Could the MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) be causing severe abdominal pain that I'm now having?
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): bulk laxatives ( moral ax and lactic ode and kristakose) can sometimes produce stomachache, bloating, cramps etc. ...Read more
Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for GI infection. Stopped cause of side effects. Had fecal impaction(needed enema). Switched to Flagyl, w/colace. Will hard stools stop?
Quitting smoking, noticed constipation increase and a hemorrhoid coming on. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily but not helping too much. Advice? I'm miserable?
Stay active: The best cure is prevention. Once you have hemorrhoids the best advice is to minimize them. Do not sit on the toilet for long periods. Keep your stool soft, stay well hydrated. Hemrid has witch hazel, biliberry, and horse chestnut. If it is working well then you probably would not be asking this question on health tap. If your hemorrhoids are interfering with a normal life tell your doctor. ...Read more
Doctor i suffer chronic constipation due to neurological disease, how safe is taking bisacodyl tablets and using glycerine suppositories?
Taking Lexapro,naltrexone , traxadone, wellbutrin, (bupropion) melatonin, ramipril, asprin, and trilipix. Drink tea, what's causing constipation and large prostate?
Not sure: what evidence points to a "large prostate" - can you elucidate? ...Read more
If you have more: questions before you feel comfortable taking it - then discuss with your pharmacist or prescribing physician. Let the physician know if you are or are not taking it. ...Read more
Many: Accutane has lots of side effects. The main one is dryness. It dries out your body, eyes, nose, lips, skin, mucous membranes, etc. Your skin will split and tear easily. You can have bleeding with stools. It can also cause hair thinning that may be permanent. There are also warnings about depression, suicidal thoughts and behavior and severe birth defects. ...Read more
Probably: but have pharmacist check computer program for interactions ...Read more
Rational discussion: The consult should be ABOUT what you can expect and a review of the potential risks and benefits ...Read more
Hi I am on to roaccutane do you think i can follow the cambridge diet plan while taking roaccutane?
Depends: The chances of you having problems in your situation are pretty low. However, i cannot guarantee that given the limitations of this forum. If you can avoid the cambridge diet until finished with roaccutane then that may be best. Certainly discuss this with the physician who is prescribing your treatment. ...Read more
I've been using roaccutane (20)for 5 months and recently I've been getting like one pimple every week, what happened?
I'm staring my first course of roaccutane tomorrow and was wondering if i could have some tips and advice before i start?
Moisturize!: Accutane is a very effective treatment for severe acne, but it does have side effects. The most common is extreme dryness of the skin and lips. The dermatologist will likely recommend that you stop using any other topical creams or ointments that also cause dryness, use a good moisturizer twice a day, use a moisturizing sunscreen on all exposed skin, and keep lip balm handy to use a lot. ...Read more
I have been on Roaccutane for 2 months. I just found out that I am pregnant (it can't be more than 2 weeks). How safe is my baby?
After enjoying clear skin, I now seem to be having a reaction to roaccutane. Leathery textured skin with visible pores. How long Will this last?
Girlfriend took roacutane when she was younger. Her spots have come back. She is 25, can she take it again. What would you recommend for her. Thanks.
Acne: She would need to be under the care of a dermatologist and monitored closely. ...Read more
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