Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Drug Abuse Laxatives Treatment

Treatment for laxative abuse includes stopping the use of laxatives. Additional treatment for constipation may include increasing the amount of liquids in the diet, a high fiber diet, and other treatment for constipation instead of laxatives.

Treatment for laxative abuse includes:

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Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat laxative abuse:

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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