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Similar effect: Biscodyl is fairly safe chemical available in tablet, suppository & enema form. Acts directly on colonic nerves to stumulate contractions which lead to mechanical expulsion of stool. Also have effect of increasing fluid & sodium secretion in bowel. Sennosides r derived from senna leaves, available in tablet or liquid form, is converted into bowel contraction stimulant form by colonic bacteria. ...Read more
Laxal sennosides 12 mg benefits of this tablet and side effects is it safe to take and how many tablet a day?
Sennosides are laxatives, medications we use to treat constipation, and generally very safe to take. You only need to take them on an "as needed" basis rather than daily. Just start out with one tablet. For someone your age this should be enough. Once you have a bowel movement, you don't need to keep taking them. Here is some more information: http://wb. Md/2o56eCa Hope this helps. ...Read more
I took 5 sennosides and 3/4ths of a bottle of mineral oil to help my constipation. Will I be ok? I'm getting kind of scared
Yes: Constipation is a bummer! Long term prevention is much better than treatment: high fiber diet, plenty of fluids, or even fiber supplement (eg: metamucil). Stool softeners can help (kind of like soap), and then stimulants like senna, mineral oil, or magnesium (milk of magnesia). Rarely an enema is even needed. Go slow, and try not to over shoot your treatment! See your md for persistent symptoms. ...Read more
I took sennosides and then mineral oil an hour later and now I'm paranoid that it won't work. I have nkthing to worry about right?
Need to wait: Sometimes laxatives can take up to a couple of days to work. Don't get in the habit of using oral mineral oil as it can cause interference with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins like a, d, e, and k. In addition, if any of the oil gets into your lungs a pneumonia can develop. Meet with your doctor to get more relevant info for your situation. ...Read more
I am 28wks pregnant and need to take a laxative. Are laxatives with sennosides harmful during pregnancy?
Obstetrician: I firmly believe that a pregnant woman should check with her obstetrician before taking any medications and that includes over the counter ones as some products could stimulate uterine contractions although a simple stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
I'm on morphine sr if I take sennosides/docusate 2 pills maybe twice week is ok? Any other herbs help constipation induced by narcotics?
Had diarrhea all of yesterday after taking 5 sennosides (25mg) and 3/4ths of a bottle of mineral oil the night before. Its a day later and I haven't pooped yet. Is this normal? Do I just have to wait
STOP: After all that mineral oil, you'll be lucky to have anything in your GI tract to pass. Look, there's no reason you need any, let alone that volume, of laxatives. So, let's focus on 1. A balanced diet 2. Good hydration (water, juices, some sport drinks 3. Activity and 4. Daily yogurt or probiotics. Do those 4 things, avoid any laxative products, and enjoy life. Good luck. ...Read more
Is docusate sodium/sennosides appropriate for ibs-c and can it be used "freely", or are there side effects?
I have been diagnosed with anismus. A clinic advised me to take two doses of miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily along with two sennoside pills. They claim this can be done forever without any harm. What are your thoughts on this?
Always Risks: Anytime laxatives are taken for a long period of time, there are usually some repercussions. The colon will eventually become weaker and weaker and can (but not always) stop functioning without the laxatives. However, sometimes this is the only answer to a problem. If you don't like your doctors recommendation, I submit you have a second opinion in person with another physician. ...Read more
Not effective: Medications start losing effectiveness once they expire. It is just like food which starys to degrade or spoil after the expiration date. It is a good idea only to take meds before the expiration date. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Latuda (lurasidone)?: I'm not sure, but might you have mis-spelled something and actually mean latuda (lurasidone)? This is an atypical antipsychotic medication, often used in bipolar I disorder (especially bipolar depression) and schizophrenia with hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. ...Read more
Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read more
Cervilane?: This drug is available in a number of countries. It is an ergot derivative used as a vasodilator. For a drug to be sold in the us it must pass rigorous fda testing and retesting phases before it can come to market. This can add up to millions an d millions of dollars which the manufacturer may not want to invest depending on how big a market the us represents. It is often a matter of economics. ...Read more
It depends: Pain medication in general is given to help control a variety of pain types. Not all pain medication is narcotic. Specifically narcotics are indicated for severe pain before, during and after surgery and for cancer pain. The use of narcotics beyond that is a decision your doctor will need to make. Other types of pain medication include non steroidal anti inflammatory and mood stabilizers. ...Read more
Awwww, no. Sorry.: This could be a hot song title! There are Drs who might evaluate you and offer short-term help if you are too overcome to take care of yourself. It would only take the edge off - not mend the break. Therapy might help you see what went wrong in a helpful way. Support groups can also let you know you're not alone. It will hurt, but most do get through it. Best! ...Read more
Carpal tunnel: No medication is used to treat carpal tunnel. It's a mechanical problem. Wrist splints is the initial treatment option. You can try non-steroidal antiinflammatory medications such as naproxen/ibuprofen but the effect of those is minimal if that. Steroid injections can be tried but they are falling out of favor. Carpal tunnel release appears long term cure. ...Read more
Aubagio was just released for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Bg-12 (oral fumarate) should be available before mid year. Both are oral drugs which will be added to the only other oral drug- gilenya (fingolimod).
There are several other drugs which will be added within the next few years proving that there is reason to be optimistic about the future of ms treatment. ...Read more
Prevention is best: Although tpa (alteplase) is important, best to avoid need for this. Be mindful of risks, such as hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats, smoking, some illicit drugs (cocaine, etc), hyperhomocysteinemia, obesity, concurrent heart disease. Preventatives include the antiplatelet drugs, such as clopidogrel, aggrenox, and to a lesser extent aspirin. Some new anticoagulants can be considered. ...Read more
No right answer: The best ssri is the ssri which works for you. How do we figure that out? Well: what worked before, or what worked for a close relative. We try that first. If that doesn't work, we try another. If that doesn't work, an snri or a tricyclic may be next. As far as overall efficacy, the ssri's are generally considered equal. ...Read more