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A 39-year-old male asked:

I haven't had a bm in 5 days. i try to drink 64oz of water a day. i take 300mg of stool softner every day. i used a suppository today still no bm.

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
No BM: Continue using the stool softener with lots of water as you have been. However, it appears that you also need a stimulant laxative take 2 senna (sennakot) tablets every night with lots of water if no results after 2 or 3 days, you can increase the dosage to 4 tablets each evening with lots of water. If no results after 3 days on the the increased dose, check with your doctor to r/o obstruction.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Constipation: Your constipation may be aggravated by the Diphenhydramine you are taking. Try taking MiraLAX for a day or two or give yourself an enema. Once cleaned out you can overcome the effect of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by eating a high fiber diet.

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