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Can i drink prune juice while taking amitiza (lubiprostone)?

Can i drink prune juice while taking amitiza (lubiprostone)?

Yes: They should not interact. Just keep an eye on whether the combination works too well in which case you may get some diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can I take azo cranberry pill while taking biotin 10,000 mg?

Can I take azo cranberry pill while taking biotin 10,000 mg?

Supplements: I see no reason to take either one but I would read the label and ask whoever recommended you take them. You must not realize that manufacturers can add anything they want to this stuff and do. Beware. ...Read more

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Can I take senokot (senna) while using mebeverine?

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Can I take senokot (senna) while using mebeverine?

Senokot (senna): It is a natural plant laxative & should be safe with mebeverine, as it can relieve constipation due to mebeverine. ...Read more

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Taking 3 advils (ibuprofen) everyday cause hemorrhoids?

Taking 3 advils (ibuprofen) everyday cause hemorrhoids?

No: But using Ibuprofen routinely can increase the risk of irritation or ulcers in the stomach an other parts of the gastrointestinal system. It can also interfere with coagulation and increase the risk of bleeding. So if you already have hemorrhoids, Ibuprofen may contribute to worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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How long after taking 4 tablets of Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) do bowel movements start?

How long after taking 4 tablets of Dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) do bowel movements start?

Dulcolax & Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Dulcolax Laxative Tablets usually leads to bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours when taken as directed. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may produce a bowel movement in one to three days. I can not predict how long it will take if you are mixing doses and medications. ...Read more

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Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace together?

Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace together?

Yes: No contraindication to taking both of these together. Don't venture to far from a bathroom. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and an herbal laxative?

Could i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and an herbal laxative?

What kind of herbal?: There are so many herbal products in the market, which are not fda approved. It is not very clear about the drug interaction that may happen. You may take fibers supplement, plenty of fluid as part of your daily diet. Prune juice may works for some. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should I take docusate soduim everyday for constipation?

Should I take docusate soduim everyday for constipation?

Better change diet: Its better to make diet changes to resolve constipation. Increasing water and adding fiber to your diet can can help soften your stool and decrease your need for docusate. ...Read more

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Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and ibuprofen together?

Can i take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and ibuprofen together?

Usually ok to do: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a laxative, and ibuprofen is to relieve pain or inflammation. Some people use both medications. If worried about pooping too soon after taking ibuprofen, one can take the ibuprofen first and then the Miralax (polyethylene glycol) an hour later. ...Read more

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If am taking metformin 500 mg twice a day can I start taking garcinia cambogia diet pills?

If am taking  metformin 500 mg  twice a day can I start taking garcinia cambogia diet pills?

Metformin & diet pil: Metformin or not, i feel the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, & start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Diet pills are not the answer. ...Read more

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Help with opiate constipation. Switch pills or take metamucil?

Help with opiate constipation. Switch pills or take metamucil?

Avoid narcotics: Avoid narcs to avoid constipation. Metamucil will only 'set like concrete' in a bowel slowed by narcotics. Relistor (methylnaltrexone) is a new drug that can help if the narcotics are unavoidable. ...Read more

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Is taking 6 daflon 500 mg tablets per day safe for haemorrhoids??

Is taking 6 daflon 500 mg tablets per day safe for haemorrhoids??

Yes: The dose is 6 tablets daily for 4 days, followed by 4 tablets daily for 3 days. Source: http://www.phlebolymphology.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Phlebolymphology45.pdf Note: this drug is not available or approved for use in the United States. ...Read more

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Metamucil or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which should I take?

Metamucil or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which should I take?

Both to start: You can take both to start. Once you get things moving, stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and continue the metamucil. Also, i want you to increase the natural fiber in your diet - this will help keep your bms soft and regular. ...Read more

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Constipated while on protonix (pantoprazole). Okay to take a stool softener/laxative?

Constipated while on protonix (pantoprazole). Okay to take a stool softener/laxative?

Yes.I would recommen: d Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or for something stronger,Milk of Magnesia.Also,Increace your daily fiber with something like a bowl of Raisin Bran every morning.This will help prevent future constipation issues naturally.?? ...Read more

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