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Chronic constipation. I'm taking Celexa regularly. Otherwise

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Hi. Chronic constipation.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I'm taking Celexa regularly. Otherwise I am taking Metamucil and I have Miralax but I don't know if I should take both i.e. Add Colace. U worry about long term effects.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Menopausal surgical I'm 43 years old. My doctor says I need to drink more water for the constipation or take Miralax.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 4 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

I understand your concern.

As you suffering from chronic constipation then you can take Colace and Miralax together.

However ideally, the fiber rich diet,plenty of fluids,walking,physical activity and Metamucil would be adequate for long term management of constipation.

Miralax would only be used for acute conditions to get control of constipation and then stopped it after short term use.

Colace can be taken on a regular basis for long term use.

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Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

Please go through link suggesting diet for constipation.

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/digestive-diseases/constipation/Pages/eating-diet-nutrition.aspx

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