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Side Effects Of Prune Juice
I have constipation as a side effect of anafranil, (clomipramine) is it safe to take prune juice regularly, since it is a stimulant? How much should I take?
It's not a stimulant: In the way amphetamines are; it's a laxative. As for how much you should take, I'd start with 4-6 ounces and adjust upward or downward to an amount that keeps the sluices comfortably open. You may want to keep a rough tally of your consumption because prune juice is a food and does add calories to your diet. ...Read more
Don't know how: Long ago it expired — but I predict that you may be chained to your toilet if you drank it at one time. ...Read more
Prune Juice: Prune juice may stimulate bowel movements, but this would be a temporary weight loss only -- and not much at that. If you're routinely constipated, consider increasing veggies, leafy greens, whole fruits (not juice -- too high in sugars to use all the time!), and other kinds of fiber. Also, plenty of fresh water daily. These will help keep your GI system in good running order. ...Read more
Prune juice: We don't want prune juice to give the runs. That is unhealthy. Just want it to help w/bowel movements. Everyone is different. Start w/one glass and increase until effective. Use unsweetened prune juice because the sugar or artificial sweeteners in juices is not healthy for anyone. Peace and good health. If you have GI symptoms please see your doctor. ...Read more
No need: Unless you keep it for a while. ...Read more
Prune Juice: Can work to keep some regular, but rarely provides relief for no bm's in > 2 days. It also has quite a lot of sugar and carbs, so will not be the best answer for diabetics or those trying to lose weight. Weight is rarely related to regularity. Weight is more influenced by what you put in your mouth than what and how much comes out the other end. ...Read more
Part of healthy diet: Prune juice is no better or worse than any other fruit juice, beverage or food for that matter. If it makes you feel healthy, do it. ...Read more
Yes: It depends a little on the specific med you are talking about. Generally, it is not a problem. ...Read more
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I drank some prunes juice that i just bought that expired 4 months ago, never opened but never refrigerated, will i be ok?
Will find out soon!: Usually expiration dates are more like "sell by" dates. If it was sealed, didn't taste fermented or bad, the bottle wasn't distorted or compromised, you should be just fine. You might have a bit more gas/flatulence for the next day or so... But that is to be expected with prune juice. ...Read more
Prune juice: Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you. Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Cruciferous veggies (cauliflower broccoli, cabbage) may be gassy. Daily use safe. ...Read more
Why?: The question is why? It is not a problem if babies don't have bowel movements every day as their diets have no fiber. If joelle has a soft easy-to-pass bowel movement every 4-5 days she is probably ok. But a little prune juice is ok too. See http://www.Webmd. Com/parenting/baby/baby-constipation. ...Read more
Prune Juice: Regularity naturally involves doing what works for you. Lots of fresh leafy vegetables, and fruits with skins on (apple a day) and dried fruits like prunes and apricots work quite well. Increasing fiber (metamucil is one product). Many use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as gentle and reliable. Prune juice alone can wortk for some. Some benefit from 4 oz, increase to what works. ...Read more
Assuming your doc has prescribed this for constipation?
If so, no harm in trying half the dose first then a full dose if no results in a couple of hours. If any vomiting is happening, though, and there is no BM or there is evidence of abdominal pain you need to see someone instead. ...Read more