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Do weight loss pills cause constipation ?

Hello, I ve been taking OxyElite Pro for the past 3 weeks now. I m usually constipated on a regular basis even before taking oxyelite. Throughout my pregnancies i also developed hemorrhoids due to my constipation . Its embarrasing to say that the last time i had a bowel movement was last Friday 03/16/12 and haven t had one since. I m really worried and was wondering if this is a side effect from the weight loss pills i m taking. Help! Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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Hello! thanks for putting your query in HCM.

Constipation is one of the side effects of Oxyelite.

For constipation you should take lots of fibres in your diet, add psyllium fibres also, take some laxative like combination of milk of magnesia, sodium picosulphate, liquid paraffin like syrup cremaffin plus and titrate it's dose to relieve constipation.
If no relief after following above advise then take macrogol or polyethylene glycol

Hope this will help you. Get well soon.
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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