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Post operative constipation. Taking cremaffin, loose stools. How long do effects of cremaffin last?

Hi Doctor, My dad had post-operative constipation . The nurses in their enthusiasm fed him half a bottle of cremaffin during the day. Now he has had loose motion. in which one episode of uncontrollable motion. That is after they gave him a medicine for stopping motions. My question is how long do the effects of cremaffin last? and are there any adverse long term side effects?
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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For about 12 hrs. you need to replace fluids in the form of ors, electrol etc. give him ample water. You should not use it for a long period of time as it can lead to a cathartic colon.
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