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A 17-year-old male asked:

Are glycerin suppositories safer than senna laxatives?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lubricant. Depending on the cause of the constipation, glycerin is the "gentler" option. However, I have seen situations where both senna and glycerin suppositories were used together.

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