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Over-the-counter laxatives for constipation: Use with caution

Laxatives can help relieve and prevent constipation. But not all of them are safe for long-term use. Overuse of certain laxatives can lead to dependency and decreased bowel function.

www.mayoclinic.com/health/laxatives/HQ00088

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Upside: Good overview on using laxatives during pregnancy
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Constipation in Pregnancy

Practically speaking, constipation can mean hard or infrequent bowel movements. While not a topic many people feel comfortable discussing, constipation is common in women in general and particularly ...

www.drspock.com/article/0,1510,4403,00.html

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Upside: Good detailed information on the safety of taking laxatives and other medications for constipation during pregnancy
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Are laxatives safe to take during pregnancy?

No No No! Laxatives pass through the placenta and can be harmful!! Your best bet (if you're constipated) is to drink a fiber drink like fibersure or metamucill or drink lots of water. You can even ...

wiki.answers.com/Q/Are_laxatives_safe_to_take_during_pregnancy

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Upside: User question on taking laxatives during pregnancy
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Is It Safe To Take Dulcolax While Pregnant?

Constipation can be a real pain in the butt during pregnancy, more so than at other times! It's incredibly common with greater than half of all expectant mothers reporting the condition. Pregnancy ...

www.amazingpregnancy.com/pregnancy-articles/496.html

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Upside: Short article on the safety of laxatives during pregnancy; many links
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Chart: Over-the-counter medications during pregnancy

This chart lists over-the-counter medicines considered "low risk" for pregnant women when taken for the occasional mild illness. It also mentions a few that are not safe. Of course, nothing is 100 ...

www.babycenter.com/0_chart-over-the-counter-medications-during-pregnancy_1486462.bc

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Upside: Detailed chart of medicines that are okay to take during pregnancy
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Do You Know What Medicines Are Safe To Consume During Pregnancy?

We have gathered together a list of over the counter medicines which are considered to be low risk and safe for pregnant women to take. As there is never a 100% guarantee that these medicines will be ...

www.pregnancy-calendars.net/medicine.aspx

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Upside: Good list of medications and their safety during pregnancy
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Substance Use During Pregnancy

Tobacco, alcohol and drugs can have harmful effects on anyone's health. When a pregnant or nursing woman uses these substances, her baby also is exposed to them, for all substances cross the placenta ...

www.ucsfhealth.org/childrens/medical_services/preg/care/pregSubstance.html

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Upside: Article on the safety of various drugs, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and more during pregnancy
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What kind of meds can you take will pregnant?

Im like 24 weeks pregnant and i have a headach and would like to take something for it but i dont know what i can take. Thank NOTE: If you have a question about the safety of any medication during ...

ph.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070703193114AA7v40V

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Upside: Answers to user generated question on which medications are safe during pregnancy
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Over-the-counter medicines in pregnancy

Most women are aware that during pregnancy they need to avoid as many non-essential medicines as possible. Yet these same women are just as likely to suffer from minor ailments as anyone else, as ...

www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_advice/facts/medicinesinpregnancy.htm

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Upside: Helpful information on various medication and their safety for constipation, heartburn, headaches, backaches, hay fever, allergies, coughs and colds, diarrhea, eczema and more
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37 Drugs and Pregnancy: Over-The-Counter Drugs Considered Safe

During Pregnancy SYMPTOM DRUG Pain (such as a headache) Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Diarrhea Kaolin and Pectin (Kaopectate) Constipation Mild laxatives (like Milk of Magnesia) Heartburn Antacids

stason.org/TULARC/child-parent/pregnancy-general/37-Drugs-and-Pregnancy-Over-The-Counter-Drugs-Considered-Sa.html

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Upside: Short list of safe medications
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