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A 32-year-old female asked:

Constipated for 4 days. stool softener produced a few small stools. took philips milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). stimulant free. safe? go to er if it doesn't work?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Safe, may work: but if not, no need to go to ER for simple constipation unless you are in pain. You may want to consider Miralax (polyethylene glycol) as a laxative.

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