Posted 2/25/2011 11:40 AM (GMT -7)
Magnesium for Constipation?
"Constipation can be a difficult problem to treat. Patients often use many types of over-the-counter laxatives and stool softeners before finding one that suits them consistently. Many of these laxatives use ingredients such as magnesium to achieve the desired effect.
While small doses of magnesium-containing laxatives are safe, larger doses may not be. This is especially true for long-term use. If you are taking 6,000 mg daily of Milk of Magnesia, this is indeed a large dose. Side-effects may relate to two types of problems that might develop.
Another name for resolar is Prucalopride.
Prucalopride (Resolor) in the treatment of severe chronic constipation in patients dissatisfied with laxatives.
I don't know the actual status of this drug right now in the US. It could be worth asking your doctor about.