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User Reviews for Correctol to treat Constipation

Correctol has an average rating of 5.3 out of 10 from a total of 31 ratings for the treatment of Constipation. 35% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 39% reported a negative effect.

Correctol Rating Summary

5.3/10 average rating

31 ratings from 36 user reviews.

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Reviews for Correctol

Workoutlover March 24, 2010

“This medicine worked for me! The other reviews were so NEGATIVE. It SCARED ME so BADLY! I decided to take this medicine for my constipation, and then after I took the pill at 12:30pm after lunch (no milk or antacids with it though). I got online to find out how long it would take for it to work (it stated 6 to 12 hours), BUT for me was 4.5 hours. I did have some discomfort, but I had some discomfort from my constipation too. I am not saying that the other reviewers didn't have this horrible side effects, I am sure they did. I thought I would get on here though, because those negative side effects do NOT happen to everyone! I do have to say though, I am So GLAD I didn't take it before bedtime (like suggested on the box though) because that would have put me up 2:30 AM in the morning, when everything got flushed out). That wouldn't have made me a happy camper, Glad I decide to take it after lunch, and then I was home at 4:30 after work, and went to the bathroom, and it Truly does CLEAN you OUT!! My advice, be smart with the timing and place you take this medicine, if you decide to try it.”

8 / 10
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Help911dontdoit!! June 2, 2017

“Oh my God! I read the instructions. It says 1 to 3 tablets at bedtime. I took 2. I honestly believe that 3 would've killed me dead!! Worst stomach pain and cramps of my life. I was sure I was dying. Vomiting, sweating and laboured breathing as well as shaking and panic stricken. I am sure that people that took 3 of those demon pills died on their bathrooms a painful and slow death. Rest on peace! .”

1 / 10
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Liaha · Taken for less than 1 month October 18, 2019

“I took one pill before I went to bed. Early morning I woke up in so much pain and that I broke out in in a sweat to the point that I got so dizzy and thought that I was going pass out. I was able to turn on a fan in my room that help cool me down. That pain was so severe that all I could do was rock back and forth. The pain lasted two days. I will never take another correctol. This should be taken off the store shelves. It's gonna kill somebody!!!”

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Another victim of Correctol · Taken for less than 1 month July 5, 2019

“This pill is supposed to cater to women. There is nothing lady like about this pill. Took it at 3:30pm started working around 2:30 am. Felt like I was giving birth again but from the other end. The stomach pains are so intense I thought I was going to pass out. I vomited for about two hours on and off. Stomach pains are still here almost 24 hours later. If I try to eat it feels like something is trying to claw his way out of my stomach. Never again will I take this pill. I’ve started writing my last will and testament in case I don’t make it through this. I’m leaving my Correctol to my mother in law ”

8 / 10
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Seventy-six July 8, 2016

“Holy cats. I took it at around midnight. Woke up at 8 the next morning feeling off by 9 I was vomiting a bloodlike substance and was cramping so bad I felt like I was dying. After the third or fourth round of violent vomiting to the point I had urinated on myself my fiance called 911. I was soaking wet dripping with sweat and he said he was afraid I was dying because I turned grey. I scheduled for an endoscopy next week but after reading the other experiences on here I will certainly be talking to my newly acquired gastro doc to see if this innocuous pink pill could have reaked this much havoc. The emt thought I might have been having a heart attack it was rather terrifying. I am just now putting the pieces of this puzzle together.”

3 / 10
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NeverAgain! · Taken for less than 1 month April 2, 2021

“I had used Correctol before with only minimal cramping and it worked so why not try again. Mistake. I took two pills around 7:00 P.M. and at 3:00 A.M. woke up with the worst cramps in my life. I was so sick I thought I was going to die! I was nauseated, started with cold sweats, heart racing, I really thought this is it I'm having a heart attack. I contemplated calling 911 then the diarrhea hit and hard! I will NEVER take this product again, I was still in pain the following morning but thankful I survived this scary ordeal.”

1 / 10
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Sickened · Taken for less than 1 month October 19, 2016

“I will never use Correctol again. It felt like the claws of death were raking themselves through my intestines. I was nauseated, hot and I felt like I was going to throw up. Yes, it most certainly cleaned me out, but it definitely was not worth it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous July 1, 2016

“DOESN'T WORK! Only gave me the worst night of my life. I had the worst cramps ever! It felt like labor and theres no way you can lay/ bend to fix the pain. I was throwing up while trying to go to the bathroom. Couldn't go to the bathroom, couldn't breathe, sweating, and in panic. It works for some but if your not sure if it works for you, don't try it, its not worth it!”

1 / 10
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TOOKTOOMANYPILLS · Taken for less than 1 month June 24, 2016

“At first I thought since 1 pill was for kids I guess I'll take 3 pills since I've always had problems with constipation.. WORST MISTAKE EVER! I took these 3 horrid pills at 2am.. Thinking they would work overnight.. Here I am at 12:25pm.. With extreme nausea & vomiting my guts out & major diarrhea.. My stomach feels like I'm going into labor these cramps are just too unbearable.. I shouldn't have taken 3.. I took 1 too many and now I'm learning my lesson the hard way..”

10 / 10
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Bk October 6, 2015

“My gosh...worst pain ever. Seriously woke me up at 4am with the worst stomach pain I've ever had which forced me to vomit. The pain was almost unbearable! Never taking again. Awful awful awful. That being said ... It did force quite a few bowel movements but at terrible cost”

4 / 10
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SRR816 May 7, 2016

“I took it before going to bed 11pm and woke up around 3am with excruitiang back pain and stomach pain. I was literally on the floor breathing like I was in active labor. The pain was getting worse by the second and then I started sweating so badly that my pj's and hair were literally soaked and it was dripping off of my face and chest. I couldn't tell if I was going to throw up, poop or if I was having a legit heartattack. I couldn't even yell for help to my sleeping husband because I was in so much pain. I was honestly scared at this point because I've taken Exlax and never had this sort of reaction. I started to push and massage my abdomen which helped alleviate a little bit of the pain/cramping that I was having.”

7 / 10
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Susanmiami January 11, 2016

“I've used it in the not recent past with some pain and it's been effective but last night was horrible. I took it just before bed and I've had terrible cramps, broke into sweats, and spent part of the night on the bathroom floor in pain. I wasn't even able to go to work today. It is working but the side effects are horrible. I still have sharp pains and it's noon of the next day.”

4 / 10
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Dk · Taken for less than 1 month April 16, 2021

“Will never take again. Took 2 pills 2 hours ago and am in the worst pain ever. THE PAIN IS SO SEVERE it's coming through my back. I'm doubled over on the floor of my bathroom. I can't even get up. How is there not a lawsuit after all these reviews. I barely have used the bathroom. If pain gets much worse I am going to the emergency room. It is so bad and it is not my lower stomach. Its from belly button up and coming out my back. DO NOT USE THIS STUFF. IT WILL HURT YOU. IT IS DANGEROUS”

1 / 10
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yerT · Taken for less than 1 month June 27, 2019

“Though small, this pill is the worst. I took 1 thinking that it was easily going to cure my constipation; that couldn't be farther from the truth. I took it before going to sleep and woke up in the morning with terrible cramps that did indeed feel like the claws of death were raking themselves through my intestines. Next came chills and nausea leading to me eventually throwing up. It never helped my problem either.”

1 / 10
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Marlena1971 · Taken for less than 1 month October 10, 2016

“Took at 10 pm, by 3 am I was having burning horrible painful cramping in my intestines I almost went to the hospital it hurt so bad! Yes it cleaned me out but exlax is much less painful. My husband also took it & he was throwing up w/burning cramping & sweating profusely. We took 2, nothing extreme. I'd suggest any other laxative besides this horrible drug”

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bpeder August 4, 2016

“3 out of 10 only because it does clean out your system. However, the pain I feel with them is horrible. I had never taken any laxatives before and this was my first one, so when I first took it a few months ago I thought the extreme cramping, sweats and pain were normal experiences and just what happens when consumed. I took them last night around 2am before I went to bed, and when I was in the shower this morning around 8 am all the symptoms hit me at once. I ended up having to quickly get out and threw up before I even dried off. After I threw up, the pain got worse and not only could I not get off the toilet but I could not stop throwing up at the same time. The symptoms last for hours and is not worth it!”

3 / 10
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Netta813 March 2, 2017

“I tried the lower doses & never worked. Finally I tried the 3 pill dose & it worked. I took 3 pills a few different times thinking maybe it was worse because of something I had eaten before taking the laxative. Nope! They are just horrible. I only gave a 6 because yes, it does work. But the stomach pain is TOO MUCH. I've taken the pills at 6:30am & by 10am I'm in serious pain & running to the bathroom! I have to have a full 24hrs before I leave home because it literally cleans everything out all day. It makes me go 4-8 times in 24hrs. I'm wondering if myself & others may be severely allergic to an ingredient inside the pill? Ask your doctor before use, pls!!”

6 / 10
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Neededanudge · Taken for less than 1 month August 28, 2018

“I took Correctol at 8 PM on a Friday evening. By 3PM the next day after not having had a decent BM in a week it worked. I did not have terrible cramping but cramping is the body's natural way to signal and initiate evacuation of the intestines and I guess that cramping can get really bad. I can not say this medicine has ever led me to have longer lasting cramping or worked within an hour as some reviewers have stated. I think if cramping occurred within an hour of taking this drug it was strictly coincidental. The product worked as advertised and gently did what it states it is intended to do. In total it took about 15 hours to work and when it did work it was not as though I had to find the facilities within minutes. I was able to "hold off" until convenient.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous December 17, 2017

“I took this pill on Thursday when I came home from work. This is the worse experience I've ever had with this pill. When I initially started taking it, I also took it with a swig of Milk of Magnesia. Yea, I had cramps or whatever but NEVER this long. So it was maybe 7 or so when I took this pill on Thursday. It did take time for it to work as told on the package. I had a little discomfort & everything but it worked. But then Saturday night comes (now) & I've been experiencing this severe pain off and on since about 6pm. I've been to the bathroom several times and also felt like I have to throw up but I haven't yet. I just so happened to look up the reviews & it led me to this website. Currently debating on going to the E.R.”

3 / 10
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Mistakes were made December 24, 2016

“I have just finished reading all these reviews and after just taking only one of the pills I'm quite frightened at the thought of being in the bathroom all night as I am a moronic 19 year old and decided to take it at 8:30 something (the box really should be more specific) I'm tired and have not even reached the 6 hour mark. I'm on a lot of pills that most likely don't like being messed with especially one that I just found out is highly incompatible with this laxative and has a slight chance of killing me. I'm already an overly panicked woman. Please tell me you all are still alive after these nightmares.”

7 / 10
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Maytet05 November 24, 2016

“I took this pill about 10 pm and by 2 am I went to the restroom. I had cramping which was normal but I had threw up while I was doing the restroom then I was jittery it even lowered my blood pressure and I wanted the horrible feeling to go away I felt like I was about to pass out!! Won't ever take it again!!”

3 / 10
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Moe · Taken for less than 1 month July 16, 2018

“Omg, I will never take this drug again. Like the other people here who stated it caused nausea, stomach cramping, and so on, yep I had the same side effects as well. I took one yesterday around 4pm and it kicked in about an hour later. Today it's 10am and I am still getting the abdominal pain occasionally. Yes, it definitely does the job but the side effects are downright horrible! I had the chills, worst stomach/back pain ever, nausea, fatigue, and generally overall feeling like crap. Thank goodness I didn't have to work today. If you have a sensitive stomach do not take this!”

4 / 10
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'Dre · Taken for less than 1 month November 6, 2018

“I really like this medication, however I learned the hard way to only take 1 tablet. I am trying to cleanse...Feeling yucky. Taking 1 pill it kicked in in 4 hours and has helped a lot, however I have mild cramping and chills.”

8 / 10
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Totally_Flushed · Taken for less than 1 month April 24, 2014

“I've taken Correctol several times in my life and it worked without any horrible side effects. I had back surgery and was on oxycodone for two years. Now, off of oxycodone for over a year, I have taken Correctol. I get VERY "jittery", feel like I have to vomit, and pretty heavy cramps. Using Correctol all while taking oxycodone I had no side effects. Evidently, the oxycodone exchange something in my body chemistry which causes me now to have bad side effects. But, the good outweighs the bad. I'll still use Correctol when I have to, but now with side effects.”

9 / 10
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Does not work. Don't use this bs June 7, 2015

“Does not work. I took it at 8:30 last night. It's 6:50 in the morning. Correctol should not take this long to work, its a constipation medication. I've been suffering from really bad cramps since I've taken it. I would have just left it alone and went to the ER instead. They can give you medication that works in minutes.”

1 / 10
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