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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ex Lax (Overview)

Ex-lax is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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What is the treatment for ex-lax overdose?

What is the treatment for ex-lax overdose?

Time and transit: Ex-lax is a senoside. It is a cathartic (laxative) and promotes peristalsis (movement of content through the bowel). The sooner it goes through, the better off you will be. It is minimally absorbed through the gut. You may have lots of cramps and gushes of diarrhea. If concerned or at risk of other problems due to this, see pcp, call poison control or go to er. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
59 Doctors shared insights

Ex Lax (Overview)

Ex-lax is a laxative which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Is it possible to overdose on ex-lax?

Is it possible to overdose on ex-lax?

Ex-lax overdose: Some of the most common potential side effects with Dulcolax are diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain, indigestion, ^ gas, weakness, feeling dizzy, ^ thirst and nausea. The sxs could increase considerably if you take an over-dose. ...Read more

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Can you give detailed description of partialand full bowel obstruction. Will I have gas, where pain felt, can I take Ex-Lax? Been 20 days since bm.

Can you give detailed description of partialand full bowel obstruction. Will I have gas, where pain felt, can I take Ex-Lax? Been 20 days since bm.

Bowel Obstruction: You will not pass gas with a complete bowel obstruction. You may pass gas with a partial one. Since you gave not had a bmw in so long, get this checked out first before taking laxatives. ...Read more

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Can I use expired ex-lax ultra pills or get new ones?

Probably safe.: Expiration dates for oral meds are usually very conservative and have to do with marketing, product cycling and regulatory issues than potency. As long as they were stored under reasonable conditions should be good for many months beyond expiration. ...Read more

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How long does Ex-Lax take to kick in? Is it going to make me have to go all day?

How long does Ex-Lax take to kick in? Is it going to make me have to go all day?

Ex Lax: Ex Lax usually leads to a bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours. Diarrhea is a potential side effect from Sennoside laxatives. ...Read more

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What are some side-effects of extended use of laxatives such as ex-lax?

What are some side-effects of extended use of laxatives such as ex-lax?

Dependence: Depends on the amount. Small amounts may just lead to dependence, but prolonged and excessive use can cause change in bowel bacteria leading to other infections, electrolyte disturbances which can lead to fatigue, cardiac irregularity and possible death. ...Read more

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I took too much Ex-Lax chocolate by accident, what to do?

I took too much Ex-Lax chocolate by accident, what to do?

Ex Lax Overdose: Hydrate well & stay next to the toilet. Next time - use as directed. ...Read more

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How many days should you wait in between doses of ex lax?

How many days should you wait in between doses of ex lax?

Follow directions: With any otc laxative, follow the directions. Do not take more medicine before directed. If constipation is an issue, I suggest good hydration, a balanced diet with fibre, perhaps a bulk supplement, such as metamucil, and add some yogurt to your diet. If your bowel dysfunction persists, speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Accidently took too much Ex-Lax chocolate. Will I regret this later?

Accidently took too much Ex-Lax chocolate. Will I regret this later?

It won't be fun: Yes, you will have cramping and diarhea. How did you take too much by accident? And how much is too much. These are important details that you left out that can impact whether or not you require immediate attention. ...Read more

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Are Ex-Lax and dulco lax the same?

Are Ex-Lax and dulco lax the same?

Both are laxatives: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) & Ex Lax (Sennoside / Senna) are both laxatives. Similar effect but two different medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on ex-lax?

Ex-lax overdose: Some of the most common potential side effects with Dulcolax are diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain, indigestion, ^ gas, weakness, feeling dizzy, ^ thirst and nausea. The sxs could increase considerably if you take an over-dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ex-lax to work for bm?

How long does it take for ex-lax to work for bm?

8 hours: Ex-lax usually takes up to 8 hours to work. You need fiber to keep regular. Also increasing your water intake helps. High fat and processed foods can contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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Can I use expired ex-lax ultra pills or get new ones?

Probably safe.: Expiration dates for oral meds are usually very conservative and have to do with marketing, product cycling and regulatory issues than potency. As long as they were stored under reasonable conditions should be good for many months beyond expiration. ...Read more

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I took too much Ex-Lax chocolate by accident, what to do?

Ex Lax Overdose: Hydrate well & stay next to the toilet. Next time - use as directed. ...Read more

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How many days should you wait in between doses of ex lax?

Follow directions: With any otc laxative, follow the directions. Do not take more medicine before directed. If constipation is an issue, I suggest good hydration, a balanced diet with fibre, perhaps a bulk supplement, such as metamucil, and add some yogurt to your diet. If your bowel dysfunction persists, speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Accidently took too much Ex-Lax chocolate. Will I regret this later?

It won't be fun: Yes, you will have cramping and diarhea. How did you take too much by accident? And how much is too much. These are important details that you left out that can impact whether or not you require immediate attention. ...Read more