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Are laxatives safe to use (once or twice a month) during pregnancy?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine

In brief: Laxatives

Most laxatives are what is called category c in pregnancy which means that damage has been seen only in experimental animals but can't tell for sure in humans.
One of the safest ones is lactulose which is category b which is better. Anyway, you are better off trying a high fiber diet( fruits, veggies, prune juice) and plenty of water. If it doesn't work consult your OB doc before trying any meds.

In brief: Laxatives

Most laxatives are what is called category c in pregnancy which means that damage has been seen only in experimental animals but can't tell for sure in humans.
One of the safest ones is lactulose which is category b which is better. Anyway, you are better off trying a high fiber diet( fruits, veggies, prune juice) and plenty of water. If it doesn't work consult your OB doc before trying any meds.
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

They are safe when used infrequently.

In brief: Yes

They are safe when used infrequently.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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