Laxatives For Constipation Index
Laxatives for treatment of constipation include over-the-counter preparations such as bulk-forming laxatives, stool softeners, lubricant laxatives, stimulant laxatives, saline laxatives, enemas and suppositories. Some over-the-counter laxatives are not recommended for patients with specific diseases or conditions. Some laxatives may have negative adverse effects if taken over long periods of time.
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- polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax, Glycolax)
- sorbitol (Ora-Sweet SF, PCCA Sweet-SF, PCCA Syrup Vehicle, PCCA-Plus, Numoisyn)
- lactulose (Constulose, Enulose, Generlac, Cholac, Constilac)
- docusate (Correctol, Colace, Dulcolax, Phillips Liquid-Gels, and many others)
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