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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   the lat few days i have been off my diet (that time of the month) and i had an erge for junk foods (chocolate)....i have been constipated for 2 days...i bought some over the counter dulcolax but i havent taken it yet because i am on a perscription called Terbinafine (oral medication for toe nail fungus)...i can't seem to contact my doctor and i don't know if i can take it.
So thats my question, can i take the over the counter laxative to releive the constipation?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   33 female
Doctor :   ok well you can take the medication
Doctor :   it wont interact
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition?
User :   nope
User :   just the toe nail fungus
Doctor :   i will suggest having some metamucil
User :   i thought so to..but i am very leary of medication and even though it was over the counter laxative i still wanted to make sure that i can take it because i am on the toe nail fungus medication...
User :   for some reason metamucil dont work for me...tried that couple years ago
Doctor :   i understand your concern
User :   i took it for a couple of times in 2 days and it didnt work
User :   so thats why i just wanted a pill that i can take and releive the constipation
Doctor :   well you can take dulcolax 2 tab before going to bed
User :   so it is ok??
Doctor :   yes its ok
User :   ok....great service
User :   thatnk you very much
User :   thank*
Doctor :   make sure you have enough fiber in your diet
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   your feedback is highly appreciated
User :   i do eat fiber one bars and a lot of apples for fiber
Doctor :   take care of your self and also drink lots of water
User :   well i will be sure to leave great feedback if they ask
User :   u have a wonderful weekend
Doctor :   you too take care
Doctor :   is there anything i can help you?
User :   u 2 ..good bye
User :   o no u have help a great deal
User :   god bless!!
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   take care
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