13 Surprising Causes of Constipation
Some laxatives work by stimulating bowel activity. Such stimulant laxatives should be taken only as directed.
If used for long periods of time, stimulant laxatives can lead to dependence, meaning your body simply won’t function properly without them.
Stimulant laxatives include Dulcolax, Ex-Lax, Senna, and others.
Don’t take any medicationincluding laxativesfor longer than instructed by either the product’s label or your doctor.
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