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If lactulose does not prove effective then is it good to give sodium picosulphte as laxative to an aged person battling constipation for 6 days?

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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine

In brief: Constipation

If you have been constipated for 6 days you should see your physician.
They should be able to steer you in the right direction for a laxative that is right for you. There could also be other complications that need to be checked out such as impaction.

In brief: Constipation

If you have been constipated for 6 days you should see your physician.
They should be able to steer you in the right direction for a laxative that is right for you. There could also be other complications that need to be checked out such as impaction.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
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