A 21-year-old male asked:
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i have severe chronic constipation due to slow colon transit. no laxatives work so doc wants me to try golytely bowel prep daily. is this safe?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
It is...: ...but by way of background, do you take opioids, and have you tried Linzess, Trulance, oral Relistor, Movantik?
Answered on May 16, 2017
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Chronic constipation: Using golytely bowel prep on a daily basis is a fairly common step after routine laxatives have proven unsuccessful. It is certainly worth a try. Good luck.
Answered on May 8, 2017
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