A 37-year-old member asked:
Which laxative is best for constipation in the elderly?
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Constipation: Best initial therapy is fiber, (metamucil, konsyl, citrucel, benefiber), drinking more water (at least 1 liter per day) and exercise.
If this does not work, see a physician.
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Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Gentle and can betaken once a day on a longterm basis.
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Last updated May 16, 2022
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