Posted by: Kelly | 2012/04/02


Hi doc i have been constipated for more than a week now, i went to the doc last week and he prescribed librax and movicol, i have taken the meds now for 4 days and still no bowel movement. How long should it take for these meds to work, could there be something else wrong? can i take senakot or something else together with these prescribed meds or not? i have been under a lot of stress the past two weeks, could this perhaps be the reason for the constipation? i am not experiencing any other symptoms such as pain, bleeding, nausea or fever or anything, just a bloated tummy and now toilet time. Please advise what i should do as i am starting to worry, this cant be healthy. Thankyou

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You can add two to four tablets of Softlax at night. The constipation can definately be due to stress but I do suggest that you reconsult your doctor if your symptoms does not alleviate after adding the Softlax.


Dr Anrich

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