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Chronic constipation due to psychotropic medications

I have a child who takes daily psychotropic medications and suffers from chronic constipation. Any suggestions?

Have tried everything over the counter.

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  • quaid34186 quaid34186 michemiche

    Hi, I use a product called LAXOL which is sugar free and contains DOCUSATE SODIUM 50mg per pill and SENNOSIDIES 8mg per pill. I am an adult so not sure about for children. It is a gentle way of overcoming this problem for me.

  • quaid34186 quaid34186 michemiche

    There are natural ways also like vegetables and fruits like kiwifruit and I see molasses can work but it is a sugar which some cannot tolerate...

    • michemiche michemiche quaid34186

      She is currently on Lactulose and Linzess.

      I have her on a Vegan diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of water.

      However, her system becomes dependent on these medications which only help temporarily.

      Have you ever tried Trulance?

  • quaid34186 quaid34186 michemiche

    No I have just used the one drug Laxol as I have had a recent prostate operation and the whole thing affected my digestion and so on. I pray your daughter is helped by the information and guidance you can get from the internet and from your doctor.

  • huginomi00071 huginomi00071 michemiche

    Try following things

    1. Drink daily 3 to 5 liters water.

    2. Eat food containing fiber.

    3. Drink fresh juices.

    4. Drink milk daily.

    Hope it helps


  • Tinemac Tinemac michemiche

    I work with people with special needs and for some reason this seems to be a common problem they have to endure. Sometimes it is a result of meds or just the way their digestive systems works. I believe you already follow best practice on diet , exercise, and drinking plenty water.

    Here are a few things that I have observed help the people I work with. Cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Cauliflower, (sometimes I just make a lunch of cauliflower and cheese sauce.) The other one that I see helps is when I make a dish of roast mixed veg and potatoes. Drinking water throughout the meal and smaller meals more often. Warm baths.

    I hope you might find something useful to apply to your situation. I wish you well.

  • patrick95146 patrick95146 michemiche

    Have you tried enemas?

    • michemiche michemiche patrick95146

      I have, and not the Fleets that you find over the counter at the pharmacies.

      I have a regular large enema bag which does help sometimes. Her Gastroenterologist has even prescribed GoLitely which is prescribed when individuals are getting ready to have a Colonoscopy which does help. It will not be prescribed on a long term basis though.

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