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  • Ajit Singh Kashyap
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    • Ajit Singh Kashyap, Endocrinologist
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      • Anand Kuldip, Kashyap Surekha, Anand Abhijeet

    Dear Editor

    The authors state that laxatives are to be used in management of body packers.[1] We urge caution with the use of oil based laxatives.

    Oil based laxatives may reduce the tensile strength and "burst" volume of latex products. This may prove fatal. A massive gastrointestinal release of cocaine has been reported after the administration of oil-based laxatives.[2]



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