I took it for asthma 60 mg a day all at once for 2 days then stopped taking it for 5 days then took 40 mg all at once haven’t taken it for almost a week and since haven’t been able to poop easily I’m having to strain and don’t have the sudden urge to move bowels like before any suggestions or explanation I’m starting to get worried
Before you try any laxatives or stool softeners try to eat some high fiber products such as prune juice, figs, raisins, nuts & beans of all different types.
Also, try drinking lots and lots of water. Coffee too helps promote bowel movements.
If you're still having a difficult time try fiber rich Metamucil. Benefiber or milk of magnesia.
Last, there are OTC laxatives available such as colace, colace with a stimulant and Senokot.
I'm pretty sure though if you adjust your diet your bowels will bounce back and become more regular.
I have been on a high of Prednisone too. I drank a lot of water, stopped eating carbs. and
also ate dates in the morning. They are very healthy for you and it helps move bowels. I hope you
feel better real soon.
Magnesium Citrate comes in a liquid, cherry or grape flavor. An ER doctor recommended it to me and it's the best I've ever used for constipation.
Prednisone may cause this for some people, but it might be from an antibiotic.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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