Our expert says:
Any product or medicine which is used to induce bowel movements can be regarded as a laxative. However there are harsh laxatives that induce diarrhoea and gentle ones that just ensure regular bowel movements. I think that the Dulco Fibre is not a harsh laxative and can be used relatively safely. It is, however, a pity that your sister cannot achieve regularity via her normal diet (e.g. by eating more fibre in high-fibre breakfast cereals, dried fruit, fresh fruit and vegetables and legumes), increasing her liquid intake moderately to about 2,5 litres per day, doing regular exercise and using probiotics like Bifidoflora which you can buy at health shops.
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