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Is prune juice better than most laxatives?
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: It works well
I don't know if prune juice has been compared "head to head" with other laxatives, but it works well.
One time i prescribed 2 ounces / day for a patient that was constipated, and within a week the nursing home called back and asked if i could reduce the dose because it was working too well. Now, it doesn't always work, but it surely is a simple thing to try.

In brief: It works well
I don't know if prune juice has been compared "head to head" with other laxatives, but it works well.
One time i prescribed 2 ounces / day for a patient that was constipated, and within a week the nursing home called back and asked if i could reduce the dose because it was working too well. Now, it doesn't always work, but it surely is a simple thing to try.
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