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What should I avoid while taking stool softeners?

Until you know how you will react to stool softeners, you should not drive or operate any heavy machinery. Persons taking certain medication should not take bulk-forming laxatives. Medications that could interact with laxatives include other types of laxatives, antacids, mineral oil, castor oil, blood thinners, antibiotics, and heart and bone medications.

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