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Frequently Asked Questions

In this section you will find the most asked questions about Effectilax and constipation. If you don’t find an answer to your questions here, please contact us and we will aswer you promptly .

At what time should I take Effectilax?

Effectilax can be taken at any hours, but for your comfort we recommend you to take it before bed, because it takes around 8 hours to the effect to happen. This allows going to the toilet in the next morning, at the comfort of your home, bringing you a day free of the annoying symptoms of occasional constipation and without caring of having to go in an unwanted place or situation. *


Can Effectilax be taken by people with diabetes?

Yes. Effectilax composition doesn’t negatively affect diabetics.


Can Effectilax be taken by kids?

Children under 15 years must consult a doctor prior to taking Effectilax.


Can Effectilax be taken by pregnant or nursing women?

Pregnant women and women nursing must consult a doctor prior to taking Effectilax.


How long can I take Effectilax?

You can consume it as long as necessary. However, the use of laxatives should not be extended longer than 1 week, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.


Can Effectilax consumption cause any type of long term damage?

Scientific studies show that there is no relation between Effectilax’s main ingredient (Cassia Angustifolia) and risk of cancer, genotoxic risk or addiction**.

How can I complement the use of Effectilax?

To complement Effectilax, we recommend adopting good evacuation habits and healthy nutrition. By good evacuation habits we mean generating a routine of bathroom visits in a place and time of your choice. A healthy nutrition should consist of high-fiber foods (vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole-grain foods) and plenty of liquids. Eating at regular times and physical activity can also help to control occasional constipation.


* Stewart WF, Liberman, Sandler RS, Woods MS, Sternhagen A,Chee E, Lipton RB, Farup CE. Epidemiology of constipation (EPOC) Study in the United States: Relation of clinical subtypes to socioeconomic features. Am J Gastroenterol 1999;94:3530–3539 .

** S. Müller-Lissner y col. Myths and misconceptions about chronic constipation. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005, doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2004.40885.x

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