Is stimulant laxatives bad for you?

Stimulant Laxatives. If used occasionally, as recommended by a doctor, and only as needed, should be ok.

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Is it okay to take stimulant laxatives everyday?

No. Generally, it is not good to use stimulant laxatives daily. Your body can become dependent on them to have a bowel movement and your colon may lose the ability to have spontaneous contractions in order to expel stool. Read more...

Can frequent and excessive use of stimulant laxatives in a short time cause GI motility disorders?

Laxatives. Short answer is possibly as limited use should not cause severe problems. But if the underlying reason you are using stimulant laxative is a GI motility problem, then it might worsen that situation. Best to avoid frequent use and address underlying reasons for use. If it is related to an eating disorder, please get that addressed. Read more...

I know stimulant laxatives even laxatives in general have cautions against chronic use. Is it okay to take Senokot (senna) one day each week? If not, 1d/2wk?

Use with caution! If you frequently use laxatives for weeks or months, they can decrease your colon's ability to contract and actually worsen constipation. You can use it 1/2 weeks, however, it is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Read more...

Is it safe to use stimulant laxatives every day for a month for constipation?

Laxative Abuse. Nope. Absolutely not. This addiction is a common problem. The obsession is nearly debilitating in this addiction and one must get some control and healing so that they do not damage their gut, liver, or any other internal organ. Read more...

My stomach is really sore. Is that common with stimulant laxatives?

Yes, pain is common. Why are you taking stimulant laxatives when there are so many good ways to maintain regularity. Did your doc recommend this for a particular problem? If not, I would speak to your doc about what you are using, how frequently, and why. Read more...

Can using a lot of stimulant laxatives in short time for a short time due to IBS cause permanent motility problems working with my dr.

Not if used. For a short time and very infrequenty! long term use will lead to much worse constipation. Try eating consistent amounts at consistent times each day and be sure to drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. Eat a reasonable amount of fiber daily. This will usually resolve all of your "ibs" symptoms. Read more...