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i have constipation and heartburn often. even though i eat my daily shares of vegetables. what med should i take?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Probably not : Eating enough portions. In any case, increase fibers, fruits and take dulcolax stool softeners as directed otc or any equivalents. You can also try benefibers, metamucil, colace (docusate sodium) , mag citrate.The effects vary with individual person.Also need to consult with your physician for other medical condition causing constipation like colon cancer. Early diagnosis will lead to a better prognosis/ outcome.

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