A 51-year-old male asked:
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which laxative is safe to take for long time. i have been taking softovac for quite a long time. i have chronic constipation. need strong laxative.

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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
None, really. : It wouldn't really be advisable to take ANY laxative every day, all the time. The cause of your constipation should be investigated and elucidated. If idiopathic, there are treatment options besides laxatives. Even simple optimization of fiber and water intake may help.
Answered on Aug 31, 2016
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