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Silver Spring, MD
A 64-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to take milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and senna pills together as a laxative?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes but...: You might have some severe cramping. If your constipation is so severe that you feel you must double up, please speak to your doctor about it. Good luck.
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