A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to get a normal digestive rhythm again after overdosing on senna laxative tablets?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
May: Take several weeks to months depending on how long you were chronically taking them. It is worth the wait and the sooner you get off the laxatives the better you will be and feel.
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