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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?
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
Ex Lax Overdose: Hydrate well & stay next to the toilet. Next time - use as directed. ...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 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
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
Suppositories: Work right away. Oral tablets take few hours, be patient. ...Read more
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
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
Best way to help constipation from suboxone. A long term solution vs short term relief like ex lax?
Is it safe to use my 7 year old expired ex-lax ultra pills or should I throw them out and get new ones?
Is it worth: Risking your health to save a few bucks? ...Read more
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
Constipated always up to 6 days a week after having gallbladder removed, take 1 Ex-Lax mutely no help what could be causing this?
Check out these: Links. Try drinking lots of water with prune juice, magnesium citrate, stay active etc. If symptom persists, see a GI for possible colonoscopy.Perhaps pain meds ur taking and insufficient fluid intake are contributing to ur symptom. Best wishes! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-constipation. http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/constipation/a/constipation. Htm. ...Read more
Hi, So I took 3 pieces of chocolate ex lax thinking it was normal chocolate and I am not constipated. Will it give me diarrhea? And how long will it take
Anticipate that...: ...but since we don't know you, we can't estimate your drug response (onset of action or duration). I expect you should notice some cramping soon. ...Read more