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Which laxative is best for constipation in the elderly?
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Dr. Joshua Katz
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree
In brief: Constipation
Best initial therapy is fiber, (metamucil, konsyl, citrucel, benefiber), drinking more water (at least 1 liter per day) and exercise.
If this does not work, see a physician.

In brief: Constipation
Best initial therapy is fiber, (metamucil, konsyl, citrucel, benefiber), drinking more water (at least 1 liter per day) and exercise.
If this does not work, see a physician.
Dr. Joshua Katz
Dr. Joshua Katz
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
some patients love the effect of prunes with fiber therapy
Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Miralax (polyethylene glycol)
Gentle and can betaken once a day on a longterm basis.

In brief: Miralax (polyethylene glycol)
Gentle and can betaken once a day on a longterm basis.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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