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Is it safe to take a laxative every day

A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yes: There should be no interaction between prilosec and common laxatives like mom,mag.sulfate, dulcolax,miralax,etc.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: However is always good to consider the possible causes of constipation. Like not drinking enough water, eating dry foods, no get enough exercise. Try ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It's safe to use dulcolax daily if you really need this. Still try proper diet with enough fibers and drink enough water. Be well.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
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 23-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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
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

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