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Seem to have a challenge with bow movements. Prunelax makes

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Seem to have a challenge with bow movements. Prunelax makes them happen like clock works. How do I transition away from Prunelax?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 year ago.

Hi. First off, if you haven't seen a doctor and gotten testing including a colonoscopy recently for this problem, that is a must since this could be a colon cancer problem, irritable bowel syndrome, a low thyroid problem, or other conditions

You may be laxative dependent and the treatment for that is a gradual weaning off the Prunelax--maybe using it every other day for a week and then every third day for a week and then stopping it while adding fiber like Metamucil and a stool softener like Colace along with plenty of fluids

But even weaning off the Prunelax should be under a doctor's supervision

Please let me know if you need any more information please Richard