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Black stools, stroke patient, taking Bisoprolol and Gabapentin. Immediate medical attention?

My mom is a stroke patient, not able to vocalize, bed bound and on NG tube feeding. She had constipation issue and been given lactulose (about 20ml at night and another 5-10 ml in the morning) as required and seems to help. Lately, about more than a week the lactulose (20ml night and 15-20 ml day) didn t seems to help much she pass out very little each time and if she managed the stools are mostly black and very thick. She s on 5 cans of Glucerna with 200ml water in each feeding. Her medication include 100mg Aspirin, 2.5mg Bisoprolol Concor in the morning, 10mg Simvastatin, 300mg Gabapentin at night. I am not sure if there are underling issue and if I should call an ambulance and sent her to the doctor? please advice what I should look out for and If there is an immediate need for medical attention. Thanks.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Oct 2012
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Welcome to HCM.

Low phosphate enema or fleet enema may be avalable over the counter.
It can be injected to the rectum with the help of a nozzle that comes along with it.
Try this and if not availale, kindly take medical advice,
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