When should I not use magnesium sulfate as a laxative?

You should not use magnesium sulfate as a laxative if you are experiencing nausea, serious stomach pain, or vomiting. If you've had a bowel problem for more than two weeks time, do not use magnesium sulfate as a laxative without first discussing it with your physician. Magnesium sulfate should not be used as a laxative for longer than seven days in a row. If you do not experience relief within this time period or have noticed rectal bleeding, stop using magnesium sulfate and seek medical attention.

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