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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Tolectin (Overview)

Tolectin is a pain medication.


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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) work with medication constipation?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) work with medication constipation?

Dose-dependent: The more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) you take the faster it works. As a once over-the-counter dosed laxative you may not see results for 3-4 days, but as a multi-dosed colonoscopy preparation (when used under doctor's advice) expect laxation within hours. As with any laxative however understand its mechanism of action, its risks, & treatment goals & make sure you are not missing obstruction, dysmotility, inflammation ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Tolectin (Overview)

Tolectin is a pain medication.


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What is tolmetin sodium for?

What is tolmetin sodium for?

Treating pain.: Tolmetin (tolectin) is a pain releiever of the NSAID class, such as motrin! ...Read more

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Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cross the placenta?

Does miralax (polyethylene glycol) cross the placenta?

No: This osmotic agent remains in your bowel and never enters the blood. As such, it can never reach baby. ...Read more

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Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) change caliber of stool? Am being treated for constipation. Before miralax (polyethylene glycol) calibur was normal - with miralax (polyethylene glycol) stools are slow and thin.

Can miralax (polyethylene glycol) change caliber of stool? Am being treated for constipation. Before miralax (polyethylene glycol) calibur was normal - with miralax (polyethylene glycol) stools are slow and thin.

Oh my...: Before you contemplate long term laxative use, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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Why would a dr. Prescribe tolmetin?

Why would a dr. Prescribe tolmetin?

Inflammation: This medication is an anti-inflammatory used to treat arthritis, inflammation or rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Will miralax (polyethylene glycol) help with fecal impaction at all

Will miralax (polyethylene glycol) help with fecal impaction at all

Impaction/Miralax.: Depended on the severity of your constipation. If you have constipation, trial of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is likely to help. You can take 1 table spoon in 8 oz of water by mouth once to twice a day, depended on your response. If you do have fecal impaction, might need fleet enema to evacuate the hard portion at the distal end of your colon first, then take MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) afterward. Hope that helped! ...Read more

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Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Is sodium picosulphate stronger laxative then lactulose?

Work differently,: However, i how found sodium picosulfate to be stronger. This can be used for colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy prep. Lactulose is an osmotic laxative and tends to cause more bloating and is not quite as effective as evacuating the colon. ...Read more

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Will pepto interfere with asacol (mesalamine)?

Will pepto interfere with asacol (mesalamine)?

Unlikely: Pepto and Asacol (mesalamine) , if taken together, should not cause any issues . You shouldn't need both together though ...Read more

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Constapation because of imodium (loperamide) and IBS, which on is better - stool softener or laxative?

Constapation because of imodium (loperamide) and IBS, which on is better - stool softener or laxative?

Constipation: If you know that you're constipated b/c Imodium, (loperamide) then stop taking it rather than taking another drug. For more info on how to deal w/IBS, check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024578 ...Read more

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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax balance better?

Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) or ducolax balance better?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): You should use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to be balance as it is not a stimulant laxative and works just as a stool softener. It is gentle on the stomach and is quite easy to use. Minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Are colyte (polyethylene glycol) and suprep the same?

Are colyte (polyethylene glycol) and suprep the same?

They are different: These are both used for bowel prep preceding colonoscopy or bowel surgery but they contain different ingredients. ...Read more

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Bile salts (cholestyramine) and pregnancy?

Bile salts (cholestyramine) and pregnancy?

Drugs.com: Cholestyramine has been assigned to pregnancy category c by the fda. Because Cholestyramine is not absorbed after oral administration, direct fetal harm is not expected. Impairment of absorption of fat soluble vitamins and other nutrients as well as effects of reduced lipid concentrations may be of concern, although the drug has been used successfully during pregnancy. ...More. ...Read more

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Which tastes better, magnesium citrate or golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

Which tastes better, magnesium citrate or golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

Depends: Which is better, chocolate ice cream or vanilla. Taste is very subjective. Most people will prefer the GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) initially but start to dislike it long before the gallon is gone. Magnesium citrate is worse intially but there is much less of it. Magnesium citrate also causes more cramping in most people. ...Read more

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Benefiber or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Can chronic constipation cause a false normal fecal elastase stool test level? Sample only achieved after high dose bisacodyl laxative (25mg).

Can chronic constipation cause a false normal fecal elastase stool test level? Sample only achieved after high dose bisacodyl laxative (25mg).

No: However, fecal elastase is famously neither sensitive nor specific for anything. It is helpful but only as one small part of a workup along with other indicators to determine whether to treat. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will miralax (polyethylene glycol) and stool softeners be taken together?

Need doctor's help! will miralax (polyethylene glycol) and stool softeners be taken together?

Yes, depends: Stool softener is to soften up the stools to aid with passage. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel movement stimulants. For those who are often constipated, may need to take both. You may want to adjust your diet to more fibers and plenty of fluid if applicable. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. John Gerancher
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Tolmetin (Definition)

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