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can you lose weight with exlax

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Stop now: Why are you taking laxatives in the first place? To lose weight? This is a very dangerous practice and can lead to serious medical issues. You lose we ... Read More

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A 95-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, used sparingly.: used only on occasions, Exlax can be used safely by senior citizens. A better plan is to increase the amount of fiber in the diet, and perhaps even t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
8 hours: Ex-lax usually takes up to 8 hours to work. You need fiber to keep regular. Also increasing your water intake helps. High fat and processed foods can ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ex Lax: Ex Lax usually leads to a bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ex lax overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Ex Lax is a sennoside laxative. Overdose can cause abdominal pain, bloody st ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Probably yes.: This is a lot of laxatives, way way beyond recommended dose. Laxatives act by irritation. It is not recommended for prolonged use. Laxative abuse, ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds ok: Taking an Ex-Lax once every 10 days is just 3 times a month, which sounds ok to do. The concern would be regarding the cause of the constipation. One' ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
For : For 2 year to 6 years old, the recommendation is = 4.4 – 6.6 mg of sennoside at bedtime. Each ex-lax square had 15mg of sennoside. Thus he would hav ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No,it doe not: cause colitis..Rather,your body gets used to laxative and you will lose the ability to have BM without them(you wii get dependent on laxative))
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Dependency: If one is using a medication when they do not need to use a medication this is addiction, bad for health, and dependency. I can think of no normal si ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
22 years experience Family Medicine
Death : You need to improve your diet and routines of bowel habits , drink more fluids and walk!
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