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eric,I tale blood thinner eliquis/I have moderate kidney desease as im 82.yesterday I took lactulose and prune juice and had 12 watery bowel movements.is Metamucil safe.what can I take if no bm in 4 days.a lot of people say miralax,but that cant be taken too often.what about prune juice/2 glasses a day.after that diarrhea I should probably not to expect bowel movement in 3 days

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Hi Howad,
All the products you mentioned are effective. Use only one poduct at a time. I suggest Lactulose 15-30 mL a day until you get a BM. Then. You can cut the dose back to avoid loose stools. Senna also helps with peristalsis if that is a problem.
Thank you for using Allexperts.
Sincerely,
Eric Brandt, B.Sc. Pharm

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