Laxatives For Constipation Index
Laxatives types for treatment of constipation include over-the-counter (OTC) preparations,
- Bulk-forming laxatives
- Stool softeners
- Lubricant laxatives
- Stimulant laxatives
- Saline laxatives
OTC laxatives are not recommended for people with specific diseases or conditions
(for example, people with diabetes). Some laxatives may have negative side effects if taken over long periods of time.
Laxatives are not recommended for weight loss.
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- polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax, Glycolax)
- sorbitol (Ora-Sweet SF, PCCA Sweet-SF, PCCA Syrup Vehicle, PCCA-Plus, Numoisyn)
- senna (sennosides; Senokot, Senokot EXTRA and others)
- lactulose (Constulose, Enulose, Generlac, Cholac, Constilac)
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