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User Reviews for Gentle Laxative to treat Constipation

Gentle Laxative has an average rating of 3.5 out of 10 from a total of 4 ratings for the treatment of Constipation. 0% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.

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3.5/10 average rating

4 ratings from 6 user reviews.

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PA · March 22, 2020

"So I hadn't had a BM in about 5 days. I was so bloated and generally felt ill when I ate. I bought these womens "gentle" laxative. Lable stated to take 1-3 I chose 2. About 3 hours later I felt the need to go, cramping and my mouth started watering like I was going to vomit. I made it right in time to the toilet and that was when the action began! I had cramps so bad I was bent over, I had chills and then I knew I was going to vomit. My hubby got a bag to me just in time as I vomited while still pooping my guts out. I vomited about 3 times and continued to be stuck on the toilet about 20 minutes and then suddenly I felt amazing! Still wasn't worth that 20 min of torture in my opinion! Next time still softener for me!!"

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Jen · Taken for less than 1 month · August 26, 2019

"Took 3 of these at bedtime, same ingredients as Dulcolax. Woke up in the middle of the night vomiting. Spent the next day vomiting even though I took anti-nausea medication. Couldn't even keep water done. Excruciating stomach pains, still no bowel movement until late afternoon. Was so sick, I thought about calling an ambulance. Got extremely week. Eventually, I got all cleared out, them had to stay in bed until 6:30 this evening. Still very weak and dehydrated. Never again! I'd rather be backed up than that sick for that long! Ha the name Gentle Laxative is so misleading"

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Karmen · October 1, 2018

"I took this “gentle laxative” around 10pm to help my constipation. Usually I have pretty regular bowels and used this laxative after almost all other remedies failed (an enema didn’t even work). This is supposed to take 6-12 hours to work. I woke up around 2am with the worst abdominal cramping I’ve ever had and I couldn’t stop running to the bathroom. An hour later and the pain and nausea was so intense I was on the toilet and vomiting into a trash can. This medicinal death trap did its job by emptying me out on both ends. I finally passed out from exhaustion and woke up with completely liquid BMs and cold sweats, blurred vision feeling like I was going to faint while on the toilet. It’s the day after and I still feel sick. I do not recommend this medication. Stick to a home remedy or something that is not a stimulant if you must but I would rather be constipated. This medicine is going straight to the bin."

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B.E. · June 14, 2017

"Best to take laxatives on a [if can] empty stomach in the morning, for faster & better effect, and at every [if you want] "end of the month" [safer].Not everyday, because of serious [unsafe] side effects.Drink 8-9 cups of water to stay hydrated and to keep the bowel flowing out completely.Have plenty of tissue and make sure you are close enough to the bathroom"

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Shel · Taken for less than 1 month · August 4, 2018

"I took 3 pills of the womans gentle laxative and I am having the worst stomach pain and feeling like I'm going to vomit at the same time. It comes and goes and I am hoping this won't last all day."

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · May 6, 2021

"Just say no. This drug might relieve constipation but the accompanying stomach cramps are intolerable"

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