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Laxatives

A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Laxatives are drugs used to increase or stimulate the frequency of bowel evacuation (also called cathartic or purgative) or to encourage the passage of a bulkier or softer stool. Laxatives are used to relieve constipation. The common laxatives are the stimulants, stool softeners, bulking agents, lubricants and hyperosmotic agents.

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magnesium citrate systemic (Pro, More...)
113 reviews
   
9.2
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9.1
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.7
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8.5
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8.5
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8.5
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8.2
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8.0
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490 reviews
   
7.8
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3 reviews
   
7.8
docusate systemic (Pro, More...)
7 reviews
   
7.6
polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes systemic (Pro, More...)
185 reviews
   
7.4
senna systemic (Pro, More...)
20 reviews
   
6.0
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398 reviews
   
5.9
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48 reviews
   
5.5
bisacodyl / polyethylene glycol 3350 / potassium chloride / sodium bicarbonate / sodium chloride systemic (Pro, More...)
4 reviews
   
5.0
magnesium sulfate systemic (Pro, More...)
1 review
   
1.0
castor oil systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
guar gum systemic (More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
inulin systemic (More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
magnesium hydroxide / mineral oil systemic (More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
mineral oil systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
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