User Reviews for Gentle Laxative
Gentle Laxative has an average rating of 3.5 out of 10 from a total of 6 ratings on Drugs.com. 0% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 50% reported a negative experience.
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For Constipation "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!!"
For Constipation "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"
For Constipation "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."
Frequently asked questions
For Constipation "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"
For Constipation "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."
For Constipation "Just say no. This drug might relieve constipation but the accompanying stomach cramps are intolerable"
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