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When should I use a laxative with a stool softener?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Efficacy

When you are still constipated on stool softeners, a laxative can be tried.
A better method is to find out the cause of the constipation so you are not just treating the symptoms.

In brief: Efficacy

When you are still constipated on stool softeners, a laxative can be tried.
A better method is to find out the cause of the constipation so you are not just treating the symptoms.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Laxatives

Stool softeners usually don't work.

In brief: Laxatives

Stool softeners usually don't work.
Try miralax (polyethylene glycol).
Dr. Alain Ades
Dr. Alain Ades
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