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is it safe to take laxatives every day

A 71-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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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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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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
For a short while: Hi, diclofenac is a very strong NSAID (same family as ibuprophen). It can lead to kidney dysfunction if used for a long time. It can also harm your ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow directions: 1 capfull per day is the dose
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Fiber in Diet: Fiber makes us feel full, it provides bulk aiding elimination, and it helps lower blood Cholesterol. Let Wise Woman within you Reflect: Need to take F ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Taking too often?: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
WHY?: Probably. It has been a very safe drug for decades. Some indications and side effects- well documented. Get list from pharmacist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If it is actual: Laxative tea - you don't want your gut to become dependent on it's use for regularity. It may be healthier to use when needed.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No problem.: There should be no problem with this one time use.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes with supervision: If you have somewhat slower kidney function you could accumulate magnesium levels in blood causing abnormal heart rhythm. Need a doctor supervision fo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Laxatives: using a laxative no more than once a month will usually not be harmful. However, one should only do this if it is truly necessary. Laxatives should on ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
No.: Generally, it is not good to use stimulant laxatives daily. Your body can become dependent on them to have a bowel movement and your colon may lose th ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Milk thistle: Milk thistle is a herb that supposed to lower cholesterol and help in liver disease. Taken over time it can cause diarrhea and bloating.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Safe.
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Aspirin Dose: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing why you are taking it. If you are taking Aspirin for its cardioprotectant effect, the dose is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No: it is not a good idea to use them in the long run. In the short-term, for a few weeks or less, if necessary, they should be tolerated very well. Good ... 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: Nih advises : appropriate dose of biotin depends on several factors: user’s age, health, et al. Not enough scientific info now to determine appropriat ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Magnesium supplement: Healthy adults who eat varied diet generally do not need to take magnesium supplement.If your diet is erratic or if your magnesium level in blood is l ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Stay nourished: As long as you are breast feeding it is probably wise not to go on an extreme diet. You need to nourish yourself and your baby.

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