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is it safe to take a laxative every day

A 70-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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
That history of constipation: It is a serious indictment on your diet. Think seriously about fruit and vegetables as the major component. Maybe a regular dose of mineral oil woul ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There should be no interaction between prilosec and common laxatives like mom,mag.sulfate, dulcolax,miralax,etc.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not if you: are planning this long-term.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doctor.: How to gradually get off laxatives will depend largely on why you are constipated in the first place. This will take a good history and physical and p ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
That's a lot!: And you would probably never be able to get out of your bathroom. I assume that you are taking them because you feel constipated. The most common caus ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If you think: You need laxatives every other day to lose weight, you don't need a diet, you need a psychiatrist for your eating disorder.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
To Lose Weight: I understand your desire to lose weight. Please do not take radical measures to lose weight. See Physician about your weight and its effects; harm to ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Laxative Abuse: Nope. Absolutely not. This addiction is a common problem. The obsession is nearly debilitating in this addiction and one must get some control and he ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Dulcolax: Take 2 Dulcolax tablet and a large glass of water.
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