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Psyllium Powder Laxatives Are Effective Treatment of Constipation in Pregnancy, but What Is About Safety?

Renata Bor 1 , Klaudia Farkas 1 , Anita Balint 1 and Tamas Molnar 1 , *
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1 First Department of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
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  • Annals of Colorectal Research: March 01, 2014, 2 (1); e15204
  • Published Online: March 30, 2014
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: October 4, 2013
  • Accepted: October 5, 2013
  • DOI: 10.17795/acr-15204

To Cite: Bor R, Farkas K, Balint A, Molnar T. Psyllium Powder Laxatives Are Effective Treatment of Constipation in Pregnancy, but What Is About Safety?, Ann Colorectal Res. 2014 ; 2(1):e15204. doi: 10.17795/acr-15204.

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