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I have been taking ability and hydro codons 325-1 I am now

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I have been taking ability and hydro codons 325-1
I am now very constipated
I took 2 senna stool softener and still nothing it's been over 13 hours can I take another before bed or should I try miralax
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

thanks for this question

I would go to miralax.

you definitely need something more aggressive at this point.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There should be no interactions correct?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

it is a minor interaction but you are fine

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please rewrite ur last messagec can u explain via text
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I don't understand.

I explained the interaction already

Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
I would like to offer a different opinion. Do NOT use Morals as that can take up to 3 days to work.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Dr Phil I didn't get that one about the interaction
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Take another Senna Stool softener. If no relief, then take Citroma OTC. Next step would be suppository of Dulcolax, but I am sure you won't need that.
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Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
There is no interaction
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Miralax* works in 24-96 hours. Not a good choice in your case
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Hydrocodone can cause severe constipation, you need to drink plenty of water and take stool softener regularly
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Please let me know if have other questions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
should I take another softener before bed I took 2 eaier
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I took them @sm
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
buy Citroma tomorrow if no relief by tomorrow. That will work in 30-60 min .
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
No harm in taking again.
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
I would buy Dulcolax tablets and use those if stool softener does not work while still on hydrocodone.
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Senna is usually taken before bed to produce a bowel movement 6 to 12 hours later when you wake up.
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
I understand your condition can be quite uncomfortable. Hope you feel better soon. Don't hesitate to contact me back with any questions or concerns. I would be happy to help. Take care.
Expert:  Dr. Sheldon replied 1 year ago.
Any improvement? Please let me know so I can suggest an alternative.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

did you try miralax yet?