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Stool Softener Not Working
I have stumic pain that leads to diarrah my stool softeners are not working .Do i need to drink more water or stay away from soda please help ?
You need: Dietary advice big time. Try to get rid of "junk" and eat "god made" food. ...Read more
I am 10 weeks pregnant...is it ok to take magnesium citrate to treat constipation? stool softeners aren't working.
No Magnesium Citrate: Hello Shawn Please don't take magnesium citrate to treat constipation. Magnesium citrate is a class C drug regarding pregnancy, which means a "Risk not ruled out", and that "animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus" I would suggest fiber supplementation (eg fiber one cereal), increased water intake, and gentle exercise along with stool softeners like sodium docusate. ...Read more
Is it bad to have life stool softeners 3 nights in a row? Cause it's not working so ive been taking them the last 2 nights and prob will tonight.
I haven't had a bm in 2 weeks because of medicine. I started taking a stool softener a few days ago. How long should it take to work? Ive taken 3
Constipation: Medication-induced constipation can be difficult to deal with. It is unlikely that a stool softener will make you pass a bowel movement. You would be better off with a laxative of some sort. You might consider trying magnesium citrate or MiraLAX on a one-time basis. Depending on what medication is causing your constipation, there might be prescription alternatives also. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
What does it mean when stool partially floats? I'm using stool softener too. Immediately after i ate last night.
Docusate: Docusate sodium. However the optimal dose varies from person to person. The over the counter dose is 50 mg and you may need to take it twice a day or maybe 2 tablets twice daily. Psyllium is a natural fiber that come in powder and acts as a softener if you take it with 8 ozs of water everyday. Make sure you take it 2 hours away from your medications. ...Read more
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