Move it Along! contains Docusate Sodium, a stool softener which makes bowel movements softer and easier to pass. It is commonly used to alleviate symptoms of occasional pregnancy constipation and irregularity. Docusate Sodium is effective but gentle and typically works within 12-72 hours of dosing. It is the preferred remedy for constipation during pregnancy since stimulants or laxatives should be used with caution (Bisacodyl, Senna) or avoided altogether (Castor Oil , Mineral Oil or Aloe Vera) since uterine contractions may result.
Move it Along! contains Docusate Sodium, a stool softener which makes bowel movements softer and easier to pass. It is commonly used to alleviate symptoms of occasional pregnancy constipation and irregularity. Docusate Sodium is effective but gentle and typically works within 12-72 hours of dosing. It is the preferred remedy for constipation during pregnancy since stimulants or laxatives should be used with caution (Bisacodyl, Senna) or avoided altogether (Castor Oil , Mineral Oil or Aloe Vera) since uterine contractions may result. While increasing fluid intake and dietary fiber are helpful to prevent constipation, a stool softener is often needed as well to reduce pain and prevent rectal damage and hemorrhoids caused by hard stools or straining. The recommended dosage is 100mg orally once or twice daily as needed with a maximum dose of 400mg/day. The use of mineral oil is contraindicated with docusate sodium. When used in recommended doses, docusate sodium is not expected to cause any negative effects to the growing fetus. Click here to see the OTIS Fact Sheet * The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. As with all medications used during pregnancy, risks and benefits should be carefully considered and discussed with your healthcare provider
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Pregnancy constipation can be a real drag. We can help get things moving in the right direction with the safest pregnancy constipation relief. Let’s be honest, when nature won’t call, it’s one of those things on the “no one ever told me this was going to happen” list!
Our founder, Rachel, was constipated while pregnant and didn’t know the safest remedy to take. In fact, after searching up and down the aisles of her local pharmacy, she wound up taking a product that she later learned was deemed not safe to take. She made it her mission to ensure all women know what products are safe during pregnancy. All healthy mama products are an ode to constipation!
Move it Along!™ is OB/GYN recommended and offers gentle, effective, dye and stimulant-free relief for constipation during pregnancy and nursing. You’ll find relief within 12-72 hours. Don’t want to take another pill? Not a problem, Move it Along!™ is crushable so you can mix it in with your food or drink for easy and quick absorption (we told you we were here to help!)
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Constipation is a condition in which bowel movements are infrequent or incomplete. Stools may be hard and difficult to expel – often, a very painful process.
Hormones, as well as vitamins and iron supplements, may cause constipation (difficulty passing stool or incomplete or infrequent passage of hard stools). Pressure on your rectum from your uterus may also cause constipation.
Left untreated, constipation can lead to or worsen hemorrhoids which are swollen veins in the rectal area. Hemorrhoids can be extremely uncomfortable.
The active ingredient in Move It Along!™ is Docusate Sodium 100 mg which brings fluid into stools making them easier to pass.
Yes, you should discuss the issue with your doctor.
The active ingredient, Docusate Sodium, in Move it Along!™ is not absorbed and not likely to have a negative effect on the fetus. Please note, no medicine is deemed 100% safe to use during pregnancy, discuss your symptoms with your doctor prior to taking Move it Along!.
You should show your doctor the Move it Along!™ ingredient list with the active ingredients. This link will bring you to the Move it Along!™ ingredient list.
Why take another pill when you can crush Move it Along!™ in your beverage or food. Crushing also reduces the amount of time it takes to begin working so you will FIND RELIEF moving things along a bit quicker!
Other stool softener options have FD &C dyes which are not considered safe or healthy. There is no benefit for the FD&C dyes to be included and so we have removed them from our pills.
Some side effects from Move it Along!™ may include stomach pain, diarrhea or stomach cramping. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience rectal bleeding. Contact your doctor if you experience any side effects
We recommend you tell your doctor about all medications you use before taking Move it Along!™.
Relief from constipation during pregnancy is usually seen in 12-72 hours. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Move it Along!™ should be stored at room temperature in a room without moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Make sure the cap is tightly closed. Keep out of reach of children.
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