Will Taking 25 Laxatives Cause Me Serious Harm?

Published: November 13, 2020
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Will taking 25 laxatives at once cause me serious harm?
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Dear Will Taking 25 laxatives Cause Me Serious Harm?,

Taking many laxatives at one time can be extremely dangerous. The Mayo Clinic explains that dangerous side effects can result in taking a very large dose or even too much over a long period of time. For example, it can cause severe cramping, extreme dehydration, weakness, and/or rectal bleeding.

It is very important to always follow instructions on medicine label closely and only take them when under the direction of a parent or your doctor.

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