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Help please? how long does it take powder laxatives to work?

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Roughly 24: Hours. These are used in the maintenance treatment of constipation. They will be less effective at standard doses for a stool impaction.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how long it should take for laxatives to work?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Depends: Everyone's motility is different. Some may have results within a few minutes and for others, it may take a few hours.

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