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    When to Call a Doctor About Digestive Problems

    Call your health care provider if you have any of the following digestive symptoms:

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    Prescription Drugs to Treat Constipation

    Chronic constipation is often cured by natural remedies: A diet with natural fiber from fruits and vegetables, at least eight cups of water a day, and exercise -- plus maybe an occasional laxative from the drug store. But if natural remedies and over-the-counter laxatives such as Metamucil, Citrucel, Colace, and Milk of Magnesia don't help, it may be time to ask your doctor about prescription drugs. Here are prescription drugs used for the treatment of chronic constipation: ...

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    Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on September 07, 2014

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