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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
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