Can you chew gum after taking laxatives for bowel prep?

This question was asked in Carteret, New Jersey on 03/21/2012.
I just finished drinking the gallon of liquid laxatives and I am feeling sick to my stomach. Can I chew gum?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 3/21/2012

Yes, you can chew gum after taking your bowel prep laxatives.