Generic Name: DOCUSATE - ORAL Pronounced: (DOCK-you-sate) Pedia-Lax Stool Softener Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
If you have any of the following health problems, consult
your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication:
severe abdominal pain
sudden change in bowel habits over the previous 2
This medication should be used only when clearly needed
during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your
It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Pedia-Lax Stool Softener Oral Side Effects
Stomach pain, diarrhea, or cramping may occur. Irritated
throat (with liquid ...
A few weeks ago in a telephone conversation with my mom, she mentioned that one of my sisters had been having some problems with her stomach for the last month or so. Being concerned, I called my sister directly to talk to her about what was going on.
"I don't know," she said. I'm eating a healthy diet, but for the last month or so I've had a lot of diarrhea and even some vomiting. And my stomach hurts so much after I eat that I just don't want to eat anymore."
"What are you eating?" I asked.
"You know, healthy stuff. Fruits and vegetables and high fiber bread."
I explained to her that a healthy diet isn't healthy if it's making you sick. And if it's making you sick then you have to do something to figure out what is causing the symptoms. First, change what you're eating so that you can eat and get some nourishment into your body. And second, make an appointment with a gastroenterologist to discuss the problems.
"It's especially important to see a GI...
Definition Stool ova and parasites exam is a laboratory test to determine if a stool sample contains parasites or eggs (ova) that are associated with intestinal infections. Alternative Names Parasites and stool ova exam How the test is performed A stool sample is needed. There are many ways to collect the sample. You can catch the stool on plastic wrap that is loosely placed over the toilet bowl and held in place by the toilet seat. Then, put the sample in a clean container. One test kit supplies a special toilet tissue that you use to collect the sample. You then put the sample in a clean container. To collect a sample from a child in diapers, line the diaper with plastic wrap. If the plastic wrap is positioned properly, you can keep the stool separate from urine, thus ensuring a better sample. Return the sample to your health care provider's office or laboratory as directed. At the lab, a small smear of stool is placed on a microscope slide and examined. How the test will feel The laboratory ...
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