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A 37-year-old member asked:

Which laxative is best for constipation in the elderly?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshua Katz
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.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 years experience
some patients love the effect of prunes with fiber therapy
Dec 21, 2011
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 45 years experience
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Gentle and can betaken once a day on a longterm basis.
Last updated May 16, 2022


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