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A 28-year-old female asked:

constipated. took exlax last night. few watery bowel movements, nothing else since. horrible taste in mouth and nausea. should i be worried?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: This is why we seldom recommend that stuff. Use a saline cathartic like milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or citrate instead. Much gentler and actually more effective.

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