stool softeners/stimulant combination laxatives - oral
GENERIC NAME: STOOL SOFTENERS/STIMULANT COMBINATION LAXATIVES - ORAL
USES: This medication is used to treat constipation caused by conditions such as slowing of the intestines (e.g., diabetic autonomic neuropathy), prolonged bed rest/hospitalization, use of constipating medications (e.g., narcotics), or irritable bowel syndrome. This product contains 2 medications. The stool softener helps to increase the amount of water in the stool, making it softer and easier to pass. The stimulant helps to gently increase the activity of the intestines to move stool out faster.Stimulant laxatives should not usually be used in children younger than 10 years unless prescribed by a doctor.
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