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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Time and transit: Ex-lax is a senoside. It is a cathartic (laxative) and promotes peristalsis (movement of content through the bowel). The sooner it goes through, the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Senna overdose: Senna is laxative used for the treatment of constipation. An overdose occurs when an excessive or dangerous amount of a substance is used.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Fluids, patients: Drink plenty of fluids and take care not to overdose any medications.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
May: Take several weeks to months depending on how long you were chronically taking them. It is worth the wait and the sooner you get off the laxatives the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Laxative: Helps your bowels move - it irritates them.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Vegitable fiber: This is a good summary article: http://www.drugs.com/senna.html
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Laxative Tea: Senna tea should not be used by pregnant women. It should not be used longer than 7 days. Prolonged used may cause liver problems.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Chronic laxative use: "irritant" purgatives cause: melanosis coli (reversible pigmenting of colon lining) which is often seen with chronic senna use, cathartic colon ("flop ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Laxative?: Senna is a laxative. Never a good idea to use laxatives to try and lose weight. Your gastrointestinal track will be very sick and unhappy if you keep ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
There may be better: Choices. See this site for suggestions for preparing for colonoscopy. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colonoscopy/my00621/dsection=how-you-prepare.

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