bulk-forming laxatives - oral
GENERIC NAME: BULK-FORMING LAXATIVES - ORAL
USES: This medication has been used to treat common constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, spastic colon, diverticulitis, and hemorrhoids. Bulk-forming laxatives, also called fiber laxatives, work by increasing the amount of water in the stool, making it softer and easier to pass. These are generally the preferred laxatives for most ages.Psyllium, one type of bulk-forming laxative, has also been used along with diet to treat high cholesterol.
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