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This is a normal effect of the laxative.
Many laxatives are natural and contain high amounts of roughage and fiber which ultimately discolor the stool.
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Normally, bile breaks down the food in our system giving it the brown color.
Laxatives cause digested food to move through the system more quickly, causing nutrients to be absorbed less effectively.