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Health Tip: Take Laxatives as Directed

Rarely, they can lead to side effects

(HealthDay News) -- Laxatives are medications usually purchased over-the-counter to help treat constipation.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says side effects are rare if laxatives are taken as their labels direct, but sometimes they can trigger:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Nausea.
  • Cramps.
  • Gas.
  • Bloating.
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