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Suggest The Ideal Dosage For Dulcolax

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Posted on Wed, 12 Oct 2016
Question: I am presently taking Biltricide for a severe case of Flatworms (#2 in 6 weeks) ... along with the Opioid based pain pills I am taking i have been constipated for (this is the 6th day) and had taken 2-5mg Dulcolax pills at 5pm yesterday evening .... My question is .... "Is it going to be safe to take a 10mg Suppository" this afternoon to relieve the pressure and Constipation itself ... I do have a Bilateral Inguinal Hernia ... I am also a terminal, Bed-bound patient .... please tell me I can take the suppository ... concerned in Fort Worth TX .... XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you can safely take the suppository!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for this query.

I am sos sorry to hear about this constipation and your illness. It is actually safe to take the suppository for the constipation. This is ideal and carries no risk, taking into account the fact that you had earlier dulcolax tablets. I hope this really relieves that much.

When on opioids, it is recommended to be systematically on Lactulose. Hope your doctor gets you on this as well to prevent further constipation crisis.


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Suggest The Ideal Dosage For Dulcolax

Brief Answer: Yes, you can safely take the suppository! Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for this query. I am sos sorry to hear about this constipation and your illness. It is actually safe to take the suppository for the constipation. This is ideal and carries no risk, taking into account the fact that you had earlier dulcolax tablets. I hope this really relieves that much. When on opioids, it is recommended to be systematically on Lactulose. Hope your doctor gets you on this as well to prevent further constipation crisis.