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I took imodium ad and I am very constipated. I have taken milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and tried a suppository. No luck. Is a mineral oil enema safe to try?

?diet. Imodium (loperamide) was presumably for diarrhea. It works by blocking the normal messages that proceed from the lower brain computer to the bowel. One message orders the bowel to stop peristalsis (wave like bowel action) while the other message causes it to accelerate causing irritable bowel syndrome. Lousy diet is by far the commonest cause, particularly sugar ajnd sweeteners. Read more...

Tried liquid suppository, MOM, mineral oil enema, still no BM from constipation due to meds and bruised ribs! What can I do now for immediate relief??

Magnesium citrate. You have correctly tried transrectal route for relief of your constipation. It is also helpful to treat from above with oral laxatives. One bottle of overt the counter magnesium citrate should work. If not you may need to seek medical care/advice. Read more...

If im constipated from my Norco 10 pain meds. Would a mineral oil enema or a saline enema be more effective?

Trial. Start with Fleets enema and if that does not work you may go to mineral oil enema. It may help to take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless. Read more...

25 yr old female. Constipation no bowel movement 4 days. Used a mineral oil enema, no movement except for very small hard and bloody mucus clear?

Try something from. Above above and below to "stimulate". 1) You can try oral dulcolax 5-10mg and rectal dulcolax suppository 2) or oral miralax (polyethylene glycol) 17 gm daily with one time fleets Enema. Hold it in rectum for 5-10 minutes. Long term I would recommend daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and see your primary care doctor to consider if you need referral to Gi . Read more...

I had hemorrhoidectomy last week. Can anything help me heal faster, like mineral oil enema, Prep H suppository (phenylephrine) or a certain ointment?

Sitz baths. Usually, warm water with Epsom salts or something similar are used to help healing after hemorrhoidectomy. This is placed in a small basin, and tou soak your anus in it. Best to call your surgeon for their specific recommendations. Hope this helps, and that you get well soon! Read more...