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Ex Lax Medication
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
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
It wont 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
I took ex-lax three hours ago but still can't go. The box says six hour. But it usually hits me within minutes. Why can I still not go? Feel the urge
Sounds ok: Taking an ex lax once every 10 days is just 3 times a month, which sounds ok to do. The concern would be regarding the cause of the constipation. One's primary care doctor can look for the cause, and if nothing serious is found, then occasional laxative use is fine to do. A GI specialist (the one who does colonoscopies) can also be helpful in evaluating chronic constipation symptoms. ...Read more
I have been having a problem for the past couple years of not being able to use the bathroom without Ex-Lax I go a month or longer what could happen?
Over Dose: Please call 1-800-222-1222 anywhere in the United States ; it will connect you to your local poison control center. It is a free service ; is available 24/7. For those who do not speak english – ask for a translator ; a three way call with a translator will follow. ...Read more
Don't recommend>: You might need to be tied to a toilet if you do this. (And feel sick). ...Read more
I was constipated last week for 4 days and I am always regular, go every morning. So I took ex lax and went. Now it's been another 4 days without a bm?
Constipation: If you had profuse bowel movements after taking that laxative, it would not be unusual to miss having bowel movements for a few days while intestinal contents reaccumulate and pass through the intestinal tract. See your physician if you're experiencing abdominal cramps, abdominal distension or continued absence of bowel movements. ...Read more