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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it healthy to take senokot-s every night for a week then off the pill for a week then back on every second week (one pill per night)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not recommended: Long term use of laxatives can disrupt your body's bowel function and is not recommended.
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Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 67 years experience
Dietary regulation: is a better way, but some people have to take mild laxatives and stool softeners and fiber supplements. constipation can be a pretty awful problem to fix. it does not sound like you are abusing laxatives.
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Last updated Jan 24, 2015

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