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Is it bad if i'm taking Dulcolax almost every single day?

Is it bad if i'm taking Dulcolax almost every single day?

Once per day: Taking more than one per day could lead to relying on the medication for normal bowel movements. I would make sure you have routine follow-up with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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I have been taking dulcolax everyday for about a year. Is that dangerous?

I have been taking dulcolax everyday for about a year. Is that dangerous?

No : It does cause a lazy colon . Like colon becomes dependent on stimulant laxative to work . Recommend video consult for treatment options to get off dulcolax ...Read more

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Will taking Dulcolax kill gut flora?

Will taking Dulcolax kill gut flora?

No.: it will have no effect on the gut flora. The go flora is usually affected mostly by antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from hard stools everytime i go to the bathroom, and recently i started taking Dulcolax Pink but is not working. What can i do?

I've been suffering from hard stools everytime i go to the bathroom, and recently i started taking Dulcolax Pink but is not working. What can i do?

Try: Increasing your carbohydrates, drinking more fluids, eating more fruits and vegetables along with the stool softener. If still having issues a check up by your doctor would be indicated. ...Read more

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How to get my bowls regular after taking Dulcolax would it be a good or bad idea to eat oatmeal for dinner also is peanut butter on wheat bread okay?

How to get my bowls regular after taking Dulcolax would it be a good or bad idea to eat oatmeal for dinner also is peanut butter on wheat bread okay?

individual: Bowel habits are specific to an individual and should not be manipulated to meet some definition of 'normal'. It is a function of diet including fluids and activity level provided all else is equal. Sounds like you are trying to manipulate a prior manipulation. Just go back to your prior diet and activity level. Things should follow along. ...Read more

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Takin anucort supp for int hemorrhoid on day 2. How long before it helps with bleeding and pain? Drinking more water stopped sodas and taking Dulcolax

Takin anucort supp for int hemorrhoid on day 2. How long before it helps with bleeding and pain? Drinking more water stopped sodas and taking Dulcolax

Soaking helps: Soaking in a plain water bath can help you feel better faster. If each day is not improving, you should follow up with your doctor that diagnosed the internal hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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The last two days I have been popping water. A few days before that, I was constapated. Iv been taking Dulcolax laxative tablets for women and miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

The last two days I have been popping water. A few days before that, I was constapated. Iv been taking Dulcolax laxative tablets for women and miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Dulcolax can definitely get things moving again. If you were constipated and now you're having very watery stools, it time to stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and dulcolax. You probably have medication induced cause of diarrhea. ...Read more

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I have IBS and tried taking dulcolax to relieve constiapation. While some bowel movements did occur, I still feel a lot of water in my pelvis. Why?

I have IBS and tried taking dulcolax to relieve constiapation. While some bowel movements did occur, I still feel a lot of water in my pelvis. Why?

Still constipated: With IBS your bowels can become sluggish and lead to constipation. Stool softeners can help "soften" your stool and may help you have a bowel movement but you may still have a large amount of stool retained. Activity and high fiber diets help some patients with IBS. There is also prescription medication available that some patients find very beneficial. ...Read more

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Have metallic taste in my mouth can it be cause of taking Dulcolax or a very early pregnancy symptom. Im on bc shot, 8 days left for my period

Have metallic taste in my mouth can it be cause of taking Dulcolax or a very early pregnancy symptom. Im on bc shot, 8 days left for my period

Exam needed: There are several reasons for a metallic taste inyour mouth. Dental disease, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, hormonal, medications are only a few of them. A home pregnancy test can answer your concern about being pregnant. A doctor or dental exam and blood tests can help you find out the cause of the metallic taste. ...Read more

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