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A 24-year-old male asked:

If lactulose does not prove effective then is it good to give sodium picosulphte as laxative to an aged person battling constipation for 6 days?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Constipation: If you have been constipated for 6 days you should see your physician. They should be able to steer you in the right direction for a laxative that is right for you. There could also be other complications that need to be checked out such as impaction.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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