Why Take a Laxative?

Laxatives are best used under the advice of a healthcare professional.

Why Are Laxatives Used?

Laxatives are usually taken for short-term relief of constipation, as part of medical therapy, or in preparation for a particular medical exam or procedure.

Though available over-the-counter for self medication, laxatives are best used under the advice of a healthcare professional. If you are concerned about constipation, talk with your doctor.

Why Are Laxatives Prescribed?

Laxatives are prescribed according to the diagnosis, or exam to be performed. Some laxatives are available by prescription only. When prescribing a laxative, your doctor will consider your medical history, medications you may be taking, and other health conditions you may have.

6 Reasons Why a Laxative May be Prescribed* . . .

  1. If there is concern an impaction may develop.
  2. As part of preparation for a medical exam such as a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.
  3. As part of preparation for surgery.
  4. Pre and postpartum in preparation for delivery and for a few days after to re-establish normal bowel function.
  5. To curb the constipating effects of some short-term drug therapies.
  6. To curb the constipating effects of some long-term drug therapies.

*There may be other reasons.

Why Should Laxatives be Avoided?

Laxatives should be avoided because they are counterproductive to establishing regularity and they have undesirable side effects. Laxatives can damage the colon if mis-used or taken long term. Laxatives can be habit forming. Laxatives can interact with the therapeutic action of other medications or intensify toxic effects. Laxatives can mask the signs and symptoms of other medical conditions that may require attention.

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What are the Alternatives?

You can avoid taking laxatives by increasing your dietary fiber and fluid intake, getting daily exercise, and by responding to nature's call. If you need more help, try Fruit-Eze™ Regularity Blend. It is a laxative alternative that is safe for the entire family. It contains no chemicals, no medicinal herbs, not even senna. Just pure fruit. Why risk the harmful effects of laxatives when you can Get Going . . . Naturally™ with Fruit-Eze™ Regularity Blend?