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What is the comparative study between bisacodyl,liquid paraffin,lactulose?

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Rajive Goel 8 Jul 2010

Bisacodyl

Bisacodyl, a laxative, is used on a short-term basis to treat constipation. It also is used to empty the bowels before surgery and examinations such as X-ray procedures using barium enemas. Bisacodyl is available with or without a prescription.

Liquid Paraffin

Medicinal liquid paraffin is a very highly refined mineral white oil used in cosmetics and for medical purposes.

Lactulose

This medication is a laxative used to treat constipation. It may help to increase the number of bowel movements per day and the number of days you have a bowel movement. Lactulose is a colonic acidifier that works by increasing stool water content and softening the stool. It is a man-made sugar solution.

This drug is also used to treat or prevent complications of liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy).

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Big_Blaster 29 Apr 2011

Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative. It produces a watery diarrhea and an urgent feeling almost like needing to urinate and defecate at the same time. It is easy to have an accident by thinking you are just passing gas.

Mineral oil is very thick. It slowly passes through your system and lubricates it. Your bowel movement will come out very easily and without straining. the oil can soil your underwear even if you try to control it.

The lactulose works by making your bowel movement huge and soft while at the same time causing lots of gas. It works by causing lots of bloating and surges of urgency. It's hard to hold back if taken in sufficient amounts. You can take it for decades without harm and is the only laxative indicated for chronic constipation.

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