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What are some side-effects of extended use of laxatives such as ex-lax?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: Dependence

Depends on the amount.
Small amounts may just lead to dependence, but prolonged and excessive use can cause change in bowel bacteria leading to other infections, electrolyte disturbances which can lead to fatigue, cardiac irregularity and possible death.

In brief: Dependence

Depends on the amount.
Small amounts may just lead to dependence, but prolonged and excessive use can cause change in bowel bacteria leading to other infections, electrolyte disturbances which can lead to fatigue, cardiac irregularity and possible death.
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