In this Article
- What other names is Jalap known by?
- What is Jalap?
- How does Jalap work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Jalap.
Special Precautions & Warnings:While jalap is UNSAFE for anyone to use, some people should be especially careful to avoid it.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use jalap if you are pregnant. It might start your period, and that could cause a miscarriage.
Digestive tract problems, such as ulcers, Crohn's disease, or other conditions: It's especially important to avoid jalap if you have one of these conditions. Jalap can irritate the digestive tract and make your condition worse.
Symptoms of appendicitis (abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting): Stimulant laxatives such as jalap can cause harm if you have appendicitis.
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