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Medication and Constipation. Something You May Not Be Aware Of.
bpcookie posted:
Nobody likes to talk about constipation, its personal and a bit embarrassing. But I thought that it was important for me to give you this bit of information.

Most of you know that some medication can cause constipation. NO FUN. So when this happens some of us take laxatives.But did you know that when you take a laxative, even the night before, it can cause problems with the digestion of your daily medication?! For example, if you take a laxative at night and Depakote in the morning, the Depakote may not dissolve and be digested into your system. So there for, you may be missing some doses of some important meds.

So anyways, just wanted to let you all know about this.
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ddnos responded:
Hi Cookie! Good to see you finally! Hope you are doing well!

Thanks for the info and I never knew about that! I have found that the best thing that works for me is a combination of drinking lots of water, probiotics, eating lots of vegetables, and for me because I have celiac disease, making sure I am good about not eating gluten. When I started that several years ago because of having constipation problems, the difference was night and day within less than month and has consistently been so ever since (except during times when my diet is lacking veggies and/or I am not being good about 100% zero gluten intake).

Anyway, hope to see you around more often!

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