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My grandmother 80 yrs. Suffers from severe constipation for the past 6 days . We giving her lactulose solution but no effect. Suggest some medicine?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

For constipation that bad she may need to be seen.
Lactulose is pretty powerful...If she is still constipated with that she may have an ileus (stopped bowels). Especially if her belly is poking out or she is having pain, she should be seen soon.

In brief: See a doctor

For constipation that bad she may need to be seen.
Lactulose is pretty powerful...If she is still constipated with that she may have an ileus (stopped bowels). Especially if her belly is poking out or she is having pain, she should be seen soon.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Try enemas.

Try a full enema ( soap suds or saline solution) through rectum. Contact the gastroenterologist or pcp.
Needs rectal exam to rule out stool impaction requiring digital extraction of the stool.

In brief: Try enemas.

Try a full enema ( soap suds or saline solution) through rectum. Contact the gastroenterologist or pcp.
Needs rectal exam to rule out stool impaction requiring digital extraction of the stool.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lactulose is strong

Sounds like shes laxative dependent.
Try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) you may have to give her multiple doses. If that doesnt work, give her a fleets enema. But ultimately, you have to increase her fiber intake. This can turn into a vicious cycle.

In brief: Lactulose is strong

Sounds like shes laxative dependent.
Try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) you may have to give her multiple doses. If that doesnt work, give her a fleets enema. But ultimately, you have to increase her fiber intake. This can turn into a vicious cycle.
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Dose: 1 capful PO qd prn; Max: 1 capful/day; Info: dissolve in 4-8 oz of liquid prior to admin.; may take 1-4 days to produce BM; use shortest effective tx duration
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
PO qd prn means by mouth daily as needed
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