Why would I need to take a laxative medicine?

One of the common side effects of transplant medicines is constipation. If constipation becomes a problem for you, your doctor can recommend an over-the-counter (without a prescription) laxative that might help.

Although laxatives are a reliable cure for constipation, your doctor might first recommend a diet rich in fiber, along with plenty of fluids and exercise to alleviate the problem. Prune juice, bran, and fresh fruit are all fiber-rich foods to include in your daily diet to help prevent constipation .