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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Narcotic pain: relievers can get into breast milk and affect the baby. You can increase fluids and fiber and stop the narcotic pain relievers to help the constipatio ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Once a week won't: Hurt. Eat more fiber and drink more water with prune juice. Try laxatives - dulcolax, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) magnesium citrate every ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Considered safe: Senna is considered safe in pregnancy for short-term use; it is not absorbed into the bloodstream, but rather is activated by bacteria in the colon, p ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Constipation: Constipation becomes more of an issue as we grow older. If a high fiber diet, plenty of water and avoidance of too much dairy( they harder the stool) ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes it is. But is it for chronic problems diet changes should ensue
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Too specific: Your question requires detailed consultation with a physician or pharmacist. General information about drug interactions can be found by putting your ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Use either, not both: lacson (lactulose) is safer than senokot, during pregnancy, although relatively safe, use either with caution though, wish you a healthy pregnancy and ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Long term laxative use can cause the large intestine motility to be impaired creating the need for more and more laxatives.
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