Feeling bunged up and looking for emergency constipation relief? Is there any fast acting laxatives? Is it available in the market or just home remedies?
First of all… let us look into the conditions most people would look for fast acting laxatives? There are times when people cannot resist the food temptation.
You receive a buffet invitation that cannot be turned down? Well… After binge, then feeling bunged up. Hoping that the food taken would be processed itself and come out naturally as it should be. Who knows… waited and waited, and ended up feeling bloating. In order to relieve that kind of uneasy feeling, people may think of using an instant way – fast acting laxative.
Besides… For those people who are going for holiday, of course, they wish to have pleasant trip. And just that going through the trouble in looking for restroom, sometimes, could be so inconvenient. Why going through all the hassle during a trip while you can cleanse your bowel before going off for the trip? So, some go on for a pre holiday diet and even cleanse their bowel before they start on their trip. Or in preparation for a medical examination or procedure, doctor will give fast acting laxative to empty your bowel.
For a quick, painless and effective purge, I would say… Get an enema! An enema consists of glycerin or sodium chloride or both in one enema. It is a non-prescription item. We can easily get it over the counter, available in pharmacy and supermarket.An enema will work reliably and dependably, if not a little uncomfortably and inconveniently for some people. For most cases, it works instantly. The user just needs to insert it, and wait it to take its effect on the spot, at the right place. It may sound nasty to you. But believe me, it works… in a better and quicker way. Better as it acts locally and does not go into your bloodstream. Quicker as in it works within 10-15 minutes. You might need to check it out and experience it yourself.
Well, we all know being constipated for any length of time is an uncomfortable feeling. And unfortunately, it is hard for us to predict how long it takes for the food we taken in to be processed and eliminated from our body. If you absolutely positively have to get your bowel movement in the following few hours, the only option you would have for relief is an enema.
Any other excuse u may get in order to use a fast-acting laxative? Please don’t! It is better of to maintain a healthy bowel habit.
Because this is not a solution you want to depend on. Neither is any other laxatives coming into your mind. From time to time, we all really do need to have a good habit in taking high-fiber meal, having enough water intake, carrying on a little exercise in weekly basis. These work much more dependably and kindly to our body system as a whole.
As home remedies, some people may try getting their constipation solved by taking any of the following: prune or prune juice, oats, fiber powder, yogurt... etc. There is nothing wrong in taking these. In fact, it is healthy snack.
In the end, I would like to say to most people that an enema is going to work for you. For a fast-acting laxative, it is the one that is right for your body as it works locally at your rectum. Still, you need to take care of your inside problems at first. Try not to use any laxative in excess, although it is a natural-based. Because you won’t know how your body is going to react. Sometimes, it may lead to laxative abuse or dependency. It is very important to know the reasons for your constipation (if it is happening too frequent) and take appropriate action, rather than eating natural laxatives and so on.
And always bear in mind, constipation is best treated or avoided by drinking plenty of fluids in a day ( four to six 8-ounce glasses daily after all, water is also a laxative ), taking high-fiber meals, and exercise regularly.
Citrate of Magnesia and Fleet's Phospho-Soda are two examples of products with fast acting laxatives. They are potent laxatives which can cause cramping and discomfort, relatively safe if used once in a blue moon. Long-term use can seriously disturb the normal levels of sodium, potassium, magnesium and phostate in the body. Old folks should be careful with these products as they are more sensitive to the changes in these minerals and more likely to have kidney disease.
Compared with Citrate of Magnesia and Fleet's Phospho-Soda, Milk of Magnesia is less potent and safer even for children. Since Milk of Magnesia can interact with tetracycline and other prescription drugs, the consumer should take his other prescription medicines one hour before or two hours after Milk of Magnesia.
Citroma is another fast acting laxative product.
Of course fast acting laxatives is not for everyone. Dialysis patients and people who have kidney diseases are disqualified. If you are having abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, you should not use fast acting laxatives.
Mosby's over-the-counter medicine cabinet medicines, by Richard P. Donjon
Bisacodyl is a fast acting laxative in the form of 10 mg suppositories, 5 mg pediatric suppositories, and 10 mg prepackaged enemas. Suppositories take effect in 15 to 60 minutes. Two suppositories will give a purgative, enema-like result which carries on until all bisacodyl are cleared out of your rectum. ( Biscodyl acts on the colon, its effect on small instestine is negligible ). Enemas take effect in 5 to 20 minutes.
How safe is bisacodyl? In 1996, concern arose when a susbstance similar to bisacodyl - phenolphthalein caused tumours in rodents. Subsequently, FDA placed bisacodyl, aloe and cascara sagrada into Category III. Four years later, FDA cleared bisacodyl of further carcinogenic testing.
Bisacody is sold under brand names : Dulcolax/Durolax, Fleet, Alophen, Correctol, and Carter's Little Pills plus in generic form.
Here's an incident of confusion due to brand name: A patient was told to purchase Dulcolax tablets as part of his coming colonoscopy preparation. He took two tablets on the first day. The second day, his son who is a pharmacist found out his father had taken the stool softener and not the laxative. The patient's son found out the stool softener and laxative were placed side by side at the drug store and his father had simply taken the stool softener based on the bold "Dulcolax" label.
1. Nonprescription Product Therapeutics by W. Steven Pray
2. Wikipedia bisacodyl article
3. Medication Errors, edited by Michael Richard Cohen
Anything that doesn't make me and the internet more constipated is welcomed.
The very useful castor oil is often turned into a torture tool and victims reported massive reaction in 30 minutes. Can it be the fastest acting laxative when used in enema form?