A member asked:

Should movicol be taken during a flare up of diverticulitis and if not when should it be started ?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Unless so recommended by treating physician, not the ideal time to take a laxative, such as Movicol. Would recommend avoiding use of any laxative during the diverticulitis flare.

Answered 1/29/2023



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