How Long do Laxatives Work for?


Depending on the dosage and type taken, laxatives can work for around twenty-four hours. Some types will work for up to twelve hours so it really depends on what type you take. Take a look at the directions on the box and go with the higher number as far as hours to be safe.
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Laxatives usually work for about 24 hours. You can take the laxative the night before for effective relief in the morning. Some laxatives are used in the form of enemas and are used for lower intestinal relief.
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