should an elderly woman who is constipated be given a Senna laxative pill, a suppository, benefiber, and a serving of Activia within a 3 hour period?
Only if she can run fast. NO!! You should try one at a time for at least 24 hours and see what will work she can rupture her insides if she is to constipated and it comes out too hard or fast and all at once. Go slow. If she doesn't go soon I would contact her doctor to make sure there isn't a blockage preventing her from going. With the elderly you have to be very careful with everything there systoms are tired and weak sometimes. Hope this answers your question in time.
that is FAR too much for her to take. try a lose dose stool softener for a couple days. or increase her fiber intake, drink LOTS of water, at least 64oz a day. do not rely on laxatives, laxatives and the eldery is a touchy subject. consult her pcp for the best treatment options.
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