laxatives.txt

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laxatives.txt
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2012-05-12 11:08:34
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PN 132 laxatives
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  1. imodium
    • slows intestinal mobility to control diarrhea
    • 4 mg then 2 mg after each loose stool, not to exceed 8mg/day
    • drowsy, dizzy
    • take after each loose BM, not to exceed 2 days
  2. lomotil
    • anti diarrheal, decreases movement of bowels
    • 5 mg PO QID, maintenance: as low as 1/4 initial dose
    • nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache
    • not for children under 2 yo,
    • as needed up to 4 times per day

  3. peri-colace
    • ducusate - stool softener
    • senna - bowel stimulate
    • tablet = 8.6mg/50mg
    • 2 - 4 tabs PO qday divided doses
    • rectal bleeding, sever stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, no bowel movement
    • take with a full glass of water at bedtime

  4. colace
    • stool softener
    • 50 - 360 mg/day PO
    • excessive bowel activity, abdominal cramping
    • don't use if: Intestinal obstruction, symptoms of appendicitis or acute surgical abdomen, fecal impaction
  5. miralax
    • osmotic laxative
    • 17g (1 tbsp) in 8 oz water PO qD
    • abdominal distension, flatulence, excessive bowel activity, nausea, abdominal cramping
    • may require 2 - 4 days to produce a bowel movement

  6. Metamucil
    • bulk producing laxative
    • 2.5 - 7.5 g in 8 oz water PO
    • abdominal cramping, constipation, flatulence
    • must be mixed with 8 oz of water or juice

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