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Ex Lax Senna
Bowels been backed up two wks. I've tried exlax, senokot, reg. Enemas, coffee enemas, soap enemas. And still nothi ng. So mirable. What do I do??
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I took Ex-Lax for constipation, but then got reflux soon after (i ate immediately before taking the ex lax) will that make the Ex-Lax not work?
Probably not: If you did not vomit exlax then the medication should be absorbed by intestines and work on constipation. Reflux may not be directly related to exlax but the meal prior to taking the medication. Abiity of ex lax to work also depends on whether you respond to ex lax to relieve constipation. There is high association between constipation and gerd. ...Read more