Health Tip: Take Laxatives as Directed

By on May 17, 2010

Laxatives are medications usually purchased over-the-counter to help treat constipation.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says side effects are rare if laxatives are taken as their labels direct, but sometimes they can trigger:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea.
  • Cramps.
  • Gas.
  • Bloating.

Source: HealthDay

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