Restoralax for constipation??
on 4/10/12 3:34 am
Does anyone know why Ottawa (or other centres maybe) don't reccomend Restoralax for post op constipation? My young son has been on it for months with the okay from a pediatrician, so it must be safe.
Is there a reason it would not be safe for RNY patients early out?
Just wondering if anyone has any info
on 4/10/12 4:04 am
on 4/10/12 5:45 am
on 4/10/12 6:07 am - Canada
The downside was that he had to drink much more than he would have liked BECAUSE it was osmotic.
The upside was that because it was osmotic, there were no additional chemicals going into his body on top of the gallons he was already ingesting.
Now, old people don't drink much at the best of times. That's where we're better off. We can get our 2 litres in every day without too much trouble.
I use it sometimes, with no ill effects - but I'm one year out.
Lax A Day, Miralax, Restoralax is what what was recommended to me by my GI doc.
Maybe not early out if you are not getting in enough fluids but later on it is fine and safe to take long term.
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