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About how long does it take for sorbitol to work as a laxative?

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Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry 37 years experience
Depends upon the dos: The timing is very much dose driven. A small amount of sorbitol may have no effect, while a larger dose may have a laxative effect within an hour or two.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how long it should take for laxatives to work?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Depends: Everyone's motility is different. Some may have results within a few minutes and for others, it may take a few hours.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What happens if you take laxatives for too long?

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Dependency : Chronic laxative use may disrupt normal colon function and result in dependency on laxatives

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