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Jenjen85 Fri 30-Nov-12 18:41:30

Just been prescribed some today for bad constipation. Just wondering how long it usually takes to work? I'm taking 3 teaspoons twice a day. Thanks

whiterose2011 Fri 30-Nov-12 19:00:55

Hi JenJen

I used it and it took about 24 hours for things to really loosen up. Sorry you're experiencing it. Constipation is not fun sad


HavingALittleFaithBaby Fri 30-Nov-12 22:00:07

It'll take a bit of time - like white says maybe 24 hours - now I've cleared the backlog (!) I can take it as and when and it works within about 8 hours. I would recommend taking a probiotic though, I find that Yakult helps me be regular.

itsmyfirsteek Fri 30-Nov-12 23:32:13

Make sure you drinking plenty of water too, my doctor said it won't work if you are dehydrated. He recommended 3L per day during pregnancy. Hope it gets better soon

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