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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
Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. See your medical provider if unable to pass stool after these options have been tried. ...Read more
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