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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 A Freisleben-Cook answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered Apr 1, 2023

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