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Doctor insights on: The Side Effects Of Swiss Kriss Herbal Laxative

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I have had frequent constipation for over a year and I've been taking swiss kriss herbal laxative regularly. Should I keep taking it or see a doctor?

I have had frequent constipation for over a year and I've been taking swiss kriss herbal laxative regularly. Should I keep taking it or see a doctor?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. Stop the swiss kriss. ...Read more

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Does herbal drug cause side effects?

Yes they can...: Herbal drugs are not harmless like people commonly think. Most of them can cause side effects and also interact with other medications or foods as any other drug could. If you are planning on starting one please always consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of movicol laxative? Regards

What are the long term side effects of movicol laxative? Regards

Possible GI problems: Possible effects include a wide range of GI issues as well as vertigo and other distress. Seek medical attention early to select alternative laxatives. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of laxative abuse?

SideEffects of abuse: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining), cathartic colon ("floppy" colon with limited muscle tone), & soap or chemical colitis (acute inflammation within hours of "cleansing" enema). Abusers get chronic diarrhea, crampy abdominal pain, edema, nausea/vomiting, muscle weakness, bone pain, lassitude, kidney stones, skin changes, kidney disease, dehydration. ...Read more

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What is the side effects on senna laxative?

What is the side effects on senna laxative?

Senna laxative: Is FDA nonprescription. Most common side effects are stomach discomfort, cramps, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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How dangerous is laxative abuse? How fast does one see negative side effects?

How dangerous is laxative abuse? How fast does one see negative side effects?

Very: Dangerous. It can throw off your entire body chemistry. It can damage the lining of your colon. It can be linked to a deeper psychological problem that needs serious helpto overcome if being abused to lose or maintain weight. ...Read more

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What can be done to alleviate agoraphobia. Are there pills with no side-effects (herbal) that treat this?

What can be done to alleviate agoraphobia. Are there pills with no side-effects (herbal) that treat this?

Treatment: There is medication to decrease the symptoms. However, the cure is changing your perceptions and thoughts. This is usually done in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Is herbal life shake good decision to reduce weight? Is there any risk of side effects...Please explain me

Is herbal life shake good decision to reduce weight? Is there any risk of side effects...Please explain me

Not a good decision: There is no quick way to lose weight. It is a combination of determination, perseverance, proper diet, exercises and a through medical examination before launching on a program. There are no quick fixes like herbal drinks, magnets, or other drinks ; gadgets claiming unrealistic results. ...Read more

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Do herbal products for weight loss have side effects on body, and we left after weight loss. Weight comes back.

Do herbal products for weight loss have side effects on body, and we left after weight loss. Weight comes back.

Weight loss is only: Maintained if one continues to have a healthy lifestyle: physical activity ; moderate calories/ nutritious food. Just as all medications have potential for side effects- so don't herbal products. By the way, don't expect herbals or meds to take weight off of you - that requires committment, exercise ; smart eating. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello I want a medicine for the nervous and for the stress also for the thinking to much but I want a herbal medicine Has no side effects?

Hello I want a medicine for the nervous and for the stress also for the thinking to much but I want a herbal medicine Has no side effects?

Source not symptoms: Needs to discuss your issues with someone who is not biased or will judge you. I would not mess with any particular meds or supplements, without having an appointment with a psychologist or Dr. ...Read more

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Is there any herbal supplement s which I can take in reducing my obesity but please no side effects please help me?

No magic weight loss: Nope. Unfortunately there is no easy or magic way or secret to weight loss other then changing the type of diet you consume, limiting your calories and moving on a very regular basis enough to burn off excess sugars and fats. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects by using height growing herbal powders???

Is there any side effects by using height growing herbal powders???

Growth supplements: Hormonal supplements to treat short stature can be very dangerous to your health. These medicines are unregulated and may have manny impurities. They may contain actual growth hormones and use may cause you heart and other internal gland damage. See your medical doctor to get a proper evaluation and get treated by safe medication if you need it. There is nothing wrong with being short ...Read more

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Are there side effects of daily laxative use?

Are there side effects of daily laxative use?

Habituation: Daily use of laxitives may cause your bowel to become "lazy" and not do what it supposed to do. Please try and not use these drugs too often. ...Read more

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Which is the best laxative without side effects?

Which is the best laxative without side effects?

What's your concern?: Are you seeking a short term fix for constipation, or a product that can be taken safely for a long time period (; for what indication)? What side effects concern you (there is no laxative that is without some)? What is the underlying cause of your bowel problem--i recommend that be addressed first (before you resort to self medication) so the correct approach or treatment can be started. ...Read more

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What are some side-effects of extended use of laxatives such as ex-lax?

What are some side-effects of extended use of laxatives such as ex-lax?

Dependence: Depends on the amount. Small amounts may just lead to dependence, but prolonged and excessive use can cause change in bowel bacteria leading to other infections, electrolyte disturbances which can lead to fatigue, cardiac irregularity and possible death. ...Read more

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Is there a laxative that can be taken all the time without the bad side effects and risk of dependency?

Find the problem...: I would definitely recommend to find out why do you need to take a laxative on a daily basis. If you are constipated and persist with symptoms you should see a gastroenterologist for more evaluation. Using laxatives for any other reason on a daily basis is not advised. If you want to stay regular a high fiber diet with fruits and veggies along with plenty of water should help. ...Read more

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Plzz suggest something herbal which works on my height em 18ys 43kg n a girl suggest smthng with no side effects?

Plzz suggest something herbal which works on my height em 18ys 43kg n a girl suggest smthng with no side effects?

Nothing: You need something to do what? No matter what, nothing herbal will help with increasing your height, if that is the question. ...Read more

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What medication is recommended for mild OCD? Which one got less side effects? Is there any herbal/nature medication for OCD?

What medication is recommended for mild OCD? Which one got less side effects? Is there any herbal/nature medication for OCD?

Medication could be worse than the problem: . There are many psychotropic medications which could help with OCD. Unfortunately the side effects are numerous and it really depends on the patient. Perhaps you could try some relaxation therapy such as yoga or massage to help you overall relax. ...Read more

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What side effects could I get from stool softener and laxative addiction?

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Laxative abuse: Some are electrolyte imbalances, with effects on brain, heart, kidneys and other vital organs. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of medication?

What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of medication?

Unobtainium: C'mon, you know it depends on 3 things. The medication, the side effect, and what do you think is the third and most important?
You're 100% correct. The individual. And you know the next step? Yep! A heart to heart with that caring, wise doctor who prescribed that med. ...Read more

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Do any herbal supplements have dangerous side effects if taken with glipizide and metphormin?

Do any herbal supplements have dangerous side effects if taken with glipizide and metphormin?

It depends: Please see the label. All the mechanism of herbal medications are not known but some of them are notorious to cause side effects due to interaction. ...Read more

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I'm looking for herbal remedy for atopic dermatitis without side effects?

I'm looking for herbal remedy for atopic dermatitis without side effects?

Doesn't exist: Many people believe that "herbal" means "safe" and "no side effects", and manufacturers encourage that myth. But many substances, such as poison ivy, are "herbal", and you don't want them anywhere near their skin. Furthermore, the product with no possible side effects, herbal or not, does not exist. Don't waste your money on "no side effect" remedies; they don't work, and do have side effects. ...Read more

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Does consuming herbal life causes any side effects and harmful to one's health?

No: Unfortunately, some dis-reputable companies may either mix impurities or
the % of pure herbs in the preparation in very small. So as long as you buy from
acceptable companies, you are safe.
Visit willner chemist. Com to get an idea! ...Read more

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Why are drs so against herbal supplements when pharmaceuticals are full of side effects (sometimes deadly)?

Why are drs so against herbal supplements when pharmaceuticals are full of side effects (sometimes deadly)?

Many reasons: Many doctors are against herbal medications because they don't understand them. Those that do understand them are cautious because many herbal medications do not come as advertised. A number of studies have shown contaminants and adulteration of herbals. ...Read more