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What do I do if i'm still constipated after taking a laxative?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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In brief: See below

First, increase your water intake (to a reasonable amount).
If oral laxatives aren't working, you can get a suppository from the drug store. If that doesn't work, then try an enema (also available over the counter). If that doesn't work, then you can try magnesium citrate - be warned - you will get a stomach ache. After that, i would go to the doctor to get evaluated.

In brief: See below

First, increase your water intake (to a reasonable amount).
If oral laxatives aren't working, you can get a suppository from the drug store. If that doesn't work, then try an enema (also available over the counter). If that doesn't work, then you can try magnesium citrate - be warned - you will get a stomach ache. After that, i would go to the doctor to get evaluated.
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