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how do vegetable laxatives work

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Veg oil: Vegetable oil will be at least partially absorbed. It may be totally absorbed. It will lubricate some stool. Better to use prunes, prune juice, Mirala ... Read More
Dr. Steven Warren
9 years experience Family Medicine
Can: probably can be used if it worked but there are better alternatives mineral oil is one OTC laxatives You do not want to use them for long so increas ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
No interaction: follow the directions that come with the laxatives
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Some chillies,maybe: There are a lot of different types of chillies, from quite mild to extremely spicy. There is a wide range of reaction to the chillies. So the only p ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
Diet & Exercise: You should try eating more foods which are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber such as oats, bran, foods made with whole grains, fruits, and vegetabl ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Laxatives: Epsom salts are an "old school" laxative. It works well but it can cause a lot of cramping and discomfort.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Try this link:: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/milk-of-magnesia.html
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Chronic laxative use may result in diminished colon transit. This is important to review with your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Roughly 24: Hours. These are used in the maintenance treatment of constipation. They will be less effective at standard doses for a stool impaction.
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