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Laxatives

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Introduction
Everything you need to know about laxatives including their uses and side effects, with links to other useful resources.
Considerations when using laxatives
Most people can use laxatives, although not every type is suitable for everyone. Check with your GP or pharmacist before using laxatives.
Dosage
While taking a bulk-forming laxative, make sure you drink plenty of water
Cautions
Common side effects of laxatives include bloating and flatulence (wind)