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Use Of Dulcolax
About an hour ago I used a suppository consisting of phenylephrine and cocoa butter. Is it safe to use a Dulcolax one consisting of bisacodyl usp?
What does it mean of short and long time use of dulcolax? Once a week I am taking it to relieve my constipation. I am 26 weeks pregnant now..
Yes: Dulcolax is a brand of bisacodyl which is a stimulant laxative. You can read more here https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=otcs&monographid=2242&activesectionid=10. By "piles", i assume you mean hemorrhoids, which is associated w/constipation for which bisacodyl is a temporary solution. But do not use for a prolonged period of time as your colon will become dependent upon it. ...Read more
I've had constipation issues for 6months, I use Dulcolax a lot. I have piles and bloody stools everytime I pass stools. Should I be worried?
Maybe : First , are changing your diet ? You must drink sufficient water, eat more fiber and vegetables in order to minimize the amount of laxatives/stool softeners you are using . Perhaps there is something new In your diet that is causing it. The blood could me coming secondary to the hard stools which can cause trauma to the GI mucosa, hemorrhoids and so forth . See your doctor to get evaluated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking too often?: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, 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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