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Is it safe to take one regular strength Ex-Lax pill 1 every 10 days?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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