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Depends: Since calcium tends to constipate, i'd tend to side with the sodium version. However, people with hypertension who are limiting their sodium intake should probably choose the calcium version. The docusate is the active component; so either version should work. Adding more fiber & fluids to your diet will help keep you regular, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severely constipated 9 weeks pregnant. Taking surfak, bowel movements are extremely painful & constant stomach pains. Doctors office is closed.
Yes: Opiate-induced constipation is often better managed initially with a stool softener like colace or surfak, holding laxatives like senna for a second if twice daily stool softeners aren't effective. Antibiotics may produce diarrhea, so you need to be careful that you not use too much laxative, since the results may be (literally) explosive. ...Read more
Yes!: Laxatives should only be taken under doctor supervision. Some directly irritate your colon to contract to remove stool and can lead to depending on them for a bowel movement. Others work by removing water from your body & put it into your colon to "flush" the stool out. Both can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance if taken improperly. See your dr if you are having constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Most people have no withdrawal or discontinuation symptoms when stopping wellbutrin (bupropion), no matter how long they've taken it. Of course there's no way to guarantee this in your specific case, but i would consider it a remote possibility. Of course, you should talk to your prescribing doctor before making medication changes. ...Read more
Why are laxatives not working for me? I took two 5mg pills in the past 3.5 hours and absolutely nothing!
I've taken over 50 laxatives the past two weeks, this is the third week(almost) and I was just wondering if it's going to do serious damage?
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