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Effects of prolonged use of laxatives - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i have been using Senokot tablets for more than 10 years now
User :   one tablet every day
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have been researching the harms long term usage of laxatives can do to your bowel
User :   should i be worried about my usage?
Doctor :   I recommend you to stop it, if you are not advised to take it lifelong
User :   ok-
User :   and
User :   can you tell me the difference between coloxyl 120 and coloxyl with senna?
Doctor :   both are laxatives
Doctor :   One is a softener and other to stimulate contractions
User :   ok- are these ok to use for long term?
Doctor :   Not recommended
User :   ok- thankyou very much
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