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is it safe to drink those laxative teas with senna in them on a daily basis

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Better not too: Just because it's natural doesn't mean it's safe (hemlock killed socrates). Chronic stimulant laxatives: senna, cascara, aloe, triphala (natural), can ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
No: While it probably would be ok to take senna 7 days straight. Senna does have toxicities which one should be aware of. Senna is not recommend for patie ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Please clarify...: ...Are you asking about birth control pills, or something else here? Also, why do you feel you need a laxative?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not affected: Expediting discharge of bowel contents while on the inactive pills will not affect the efficacy of the birth control pill.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Would avoid: Ballerina tea is promoted as a diet herbal tea. Senna is a laxative and the tea is not intended for use during pregnancy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You don't want your: Body to rely on laxative tea for regular bowel movements. Do not use senna herbal teas for longer than 7 days.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
It is probably safe: Taking a laxative pill the same day after drinking a senna tea is safe. If you have chronic constipation then a daily fiber supplement or stool softe ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Laxative: Yes, but you need large amounts.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Laxatives: It is not necessarily "bad" to take laxatives when menstruating, as most commercial laxatives are gentle and do not cause a problem if constipation is ... Read More
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Dr. Christina Enzmann
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: None of these ingredients should affect the effectiveness of your birth control pill, .
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