For many people, pain relievers are wonder drugs, allowing them to carry on with their lives despite disabling arthritis, for instance, or recurrent headaches. But all, whether sold over-the counter or by prescription, have potential risks.
Irregular bowel movements are often thought of as an elderly concern. But marketers today are pitching laxatives to a younger audience. So will laxatives “beautify your insides,” “purify” your colon and help you lose weight?