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A 29-year-old female asked:

Can i take ford senna extra strength laxatives when im pregnant?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Senna: Senna is an acceptable treatment option for constipation in pregnancy
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take ford senna extra strength laxatives while pregnant?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Considered safe: Senna is considered safe in pregnancy for short-term use; it is not absorbed into the bloodstream, but rather is activated by bacteria in the colon, producing substances that cause the nerves of the colon to fire and the smooth muscle to contract.It is my opinion that psyllium powder mixed in water is a better and more comfortable choice, by softening/bulking the stool without irritating the colon
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Last updated May 10, 2015
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