View Full Version : Constipation from vesicare
05-20-2009, 12:25 AM
What can I do to ease constipation on a daily basis. I was thinking flax seeds or something...
I use FiberSure, it's a soluble fiber supplement you mix into foods (like oatmeal or pancake dough) & drinks.
My doctor also recommended Colace (taken with meals), but I find FiberSure to work better.
06-09-2009, 01:58 PM
Since I just started taking Oxytrol and have had chronic constipation as of just a few months ago, I'm a little worried about this myself. I usually take Benefiber, but haven't needed it lately. But now with the anticholergenic effects of this med, I am worried. My plan is to make sure to drink enough water and I just bought some prunes. I know even prunes can be addictive to the colon, though, so you probably shouldn't eat them everyday to combat constipation, but I know it's also better for you than laxatives or stool softeners. So I guess I'll stick with the Benefiber and eat prunes as needed for now and see how that goes.
07-02-2009, 05:26 AM
Everything makes me constipated so I know what you are talking about. Since my IC diagnosis I have been taking magnesium (with calcium during the day) at night for regularity. I have never in my life been better as far as that is concerned. Try smaller doses at night 500mg should do it. I usually got first thing in the morning. Good luck,
07-02-2009, 09:20 AM
I have taken Vesicare for a right at 1 year -- I also have IBS - C (with horrible constipation) I have to take Amitiza 24mcg twice a day and Miralax twice a day (everyday for both meds) -- I hope your constipation is not and never will be this bad -- but if the natural remedies aren't working for you, you might want to try the Miralax -- it's over the counter now so you shouldn't have any problems finding it at your nearest pharmacy. It's expensive, but does the job for most folks. Hope you feel better soon.
07-02-2009, 04:24 PM
I did not have chronic constipation until I got IC.
Just so you know... calcium tightens your bowels. So for those of you that take a supplement or a lot of Prelief/Tums, that may add to your constipation.
My doctor recommended drinking a lot of water, and taking Miralax/Colace.
Both are prettye expensive so I get the general brand of Colace (check the main active ingredient) at Wal-Mart. The generic is about $4 compared to about $12.
07-03-2009, 05:48 AM
I use miralax on a daily basis sometimes I take every other day. My doctor told me to take the miralax. I also use 4 stool softners as well as taking citracel chews 4 daily. I have 3 or 4 meds that cause constipation. This is what I use and my doctor is fully aware of all. Hope you get relief soon.
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