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Have constipation. Dulcolax, Cremalax and Livoloose ineffective. Will Laxopeg be useful?

Hi Dr.Ajit, My grand mother (84) is on bed for last 3 months. Now from last 1 month, she is facing constipation problem regularly. I have tried Dulcolax, Cremalax, Livoloose syp. No medicine is effective. Some one has recomended me Laxopeg Polyethylene Sachet. Please advice. Thanks & Regards Harpreet Singh
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Thank you for the query.

It may happen that this is not constipations, but partial bowel obstruction due to colon cancer. I know that we are talking about 84 years old person, but if it is possible, she should have colonoscopy performed. Especially that you find none of medicines are effective. Same can be with Laxopeg.
It is also possible that such constipations are caused by long lasting in bed, or due to neurological problems (if she has some), however colon cancer should be ruled out at first.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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