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Constipation Medications

Definition of Constipation:

Constipation refers to infrequent or hard stools, or difficulty passing stools. More specifically, constipation may involve pain during the passage of a bowel movement, the inability to pass a bowel movement after straining or pushing for more than 10 minutes, or no bowel movements after more than 3 days.

Drugs associated with Constipation

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Constipation. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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Amitiza (Pro, More...)
generic name: lubiprostone class: chloride channel activators
4 reviews
   
4.8
Citrucel (Pro, More...)
generic name: methylcellulose class: laxatives
0 reviews
   
8.0
Colace (More...)
generic name: docusate class: laxatives
2 reviews
   
8.3
Doc-Q-Lace (Pro, More...)
generic name: docusate class: laxatives
0 reviews
   
6.0
DOK (More...)
generic name: docusate class: laxatives
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Dulcolax (Pro, More...)
generic name: bisacodyl class: laxatives
137 reviews
   
7.2
Dulcolax Laxative (More...)
generic name: bisacodyl class: laxatives
8 reviews
   
6.9
FiberCon (More...)
generic name: polycarbophil class: laxatives
1 review
   
9.0
Fleet Enema (More...)
generic name: sodium biphosphate/sodium phosphate class: laxatives
9 reviews
   
8.9
GlycoLax (More...)
generic name: polyethylene glycol 3350 class: laxatives
1 review
   
6.5
Linzess (Pro, More...)
generic name: linaclotide class: guanylate cyclase-C agonists
26 reviews
   
7.6
Metamucil (More...)
generic name: psyllium class: laxatives
4 reviews
   
9.2
Milk of Magnesia (More...)
generic name: magnesium hydroxide class: antacids, laxatives
5 reviews
   
7.8
MiraLax (Pro, More...)
generic name: polyethylene glycol 3350 class: laxatives
54 reviews
   
8.8
Phillips' Milk of Magnesia (More...)
generic name: magnesium hydroxide class: antacids, laxatives
23 reviews
   
9.2
Surfak (More...)
generic name: docusate class: laxatives
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Alternative treatments for Constipation

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Constipation. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Constipation.

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Learn more about Constipation

Synonym(s): Difficulty passing stool; Irregularity of bowels

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