Constipation - OTC Medications

Have you tried over-the-counter medications for constipation? In your opinion, what works, and what doesn't?

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What over-the-counter preparations can be used for constipation?

Laxatives are medicines that increase the frequency and ease of passing stool. Many types of laxatives are available over-the-counter (OTC) for the relief of mild, occasional constipation. If constipation becomes moderate to severe or does not respond to OTC products, consult a doctor.

Most OTC laxatives are safe, effective, and well tolerated. There are distinct classes of laxatives that function differently and have varying degrees of effectiveness and potential side effects.

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