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A 58-year-old female asked:

i'm taking verapamil and am constipated. miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. what fiber supplement would you recommend?

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Dr. Jay Singh
Dr. Jay Singh answered
Colon and Rectal Surgery 31 years experience
Change meds: I believe that constipation is a common side effect of medications. When simple methods to manage these complications fail, altermative treatments should be sought. I would not recommend stronger laxatives as they may alter your colonic function, unless, of course, you have no alternative.

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Last updated May 14, 2015

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