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Are colon cleansers and laxatives effective?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: For what purpose?

If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse.
" if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked.

In brief: For what purpose?

If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse.
" if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked.
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