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HalfLytely and Bisacodyl

HalfLytely and Bisacodyl

HalfLytely and Bisacodyl generic name bisacodyl and plyethylene belongs to the family of laxatives that stimulate bowel movements and also contains potassium, sodium and other minerals to replace electrolytes that are passed from the body to the stool.

It is primarily used to clean the bowel before colonoscopy or other intestinal procedures and may also be used for other purposes.

Do not drink alcohol while using this drug as the side effects may be greatly increased.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Do not use this drug if you are allergic to bisacodyl, polyethylene or any other electrolytic solutions, have a perforated bowel, bowel obstruction, severe constipation, colitis or toxic megacolon as this could be life threatening.

Before starting this drug advise your physician if you have an eating disorder, kidney disease, nausea, vomiting, trouble swallowing, history of bowel obstruction, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis or other chronic bowel disease, whether you are taking a diuretic, are allergic to any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to become so or are breast feeding.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are mild nausea or vomiting, stomach cramps, bloating or full feeling, rectal pain or irritation, vomiting, passing gas or headache. If these occur contact your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are seizure or convulsions, severe nausea, stomach pain or bloating, coughing up granular material, rectal bleeding, no bowel movement within 6 hours of use, gagging, choking or vomiting. If these occur get emergency medical aid.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician. HalfLytely and Bisacodyl HalfLytely and Bisacodyl

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