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what do you advise if i've been constipated for 4 days with only 1 bowel movement should i take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Milk of Mag: This may work for you, but may not be "enough" -- I suggest citrate of magnesia or Miralax (polyethylene glycol) as a better temporary solution. Along with a dulcolax or two tablets.
Answered on Feb 19, 2016

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