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Constipation on sertraline (4yrs) what is best laxative to take to elevate please?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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In brief: Miralax (polyethylene glycol)

However, a thorough GI work up is indicated to rule out other causes of constipation, including other medications and over the counter preparations, especially antihistamines which can be very constipating and are present in many over the counter sleeping aids.
In my experience i can't recall any patients with chronic constipation from sertraline. Irritable bowel, constipating type comes to mind.

In brief: Miralax (polyethylene glycol)

However, a thorough GI work up is indicated to rule out other causes of constipation, including other medications and over the counter preparations, especially antihistamines which can be very constipating and are present in many over the counter sleeping aids.
In my experience i can't recall any patients with chronic constipation from sertraline. Irritable bowel, constipating type comes to mind.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Agreed -- loose stools are much more common than constipation, with Zoloft.
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