The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • low amount of calcium in the blood
  • alkalosis
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • significant uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • severe heart failure
  • stomach or intestinal tract operation
  • insufficient blood supply to the colon
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • blocked bowels with decreased peristaltic movement
  • a blockage of the intestines with stool
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • decreased kidney function
  • visible water retention
  • absence of bowel sounds
  • decreased blood volume
  • chronic idiopathic constipation
  • the stomach and intestines to move food at a slower pace
  • tissue death or necrosis in the intestinal colon

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