How Long Before Prune Juice Makes You Go to the Bathroom?

Depending on how bad the constipation is, it can take different amounts of time for prune juice to help. Total Health says that prune juice starts to work in an hour, but it can take an hour, six hours, a week, or even several weeks for a slow bowel.

Prunes are full of sorbitol and fibre, which are effective stool-loosening agents that shorten the time it takes for stools to move through the body. This helps people who are constipated.

To keep from drinking too much juice, the intestines should process one serving before taking in more. The University of Mississippi Medical Center says that a sudden increase in prune juice can make it take longer to go to the bathroom and cause other unpleasant side effects like diarrhoea, cramps, and pain in the intestines.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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