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Laxatives

What are Laxatives

Laxatives are medicines that induce bowel movements or soften or loosen up the stool. They may also be called cathartics or purgatives. They are used to treat constipation or to empty the bowel of fecal matter before colonoscopy or surgery. Most laxatives work by either stimulating the bowel (stimulants), softening the stool (stool softeners), increasing the stool bulk or encouraging the stool to draw in more water (bulking agents), lubricating the stool to allow and easier passage out of the colon (lubricants), or by promoting the influx of water into the bowel (hyperosmotics).

List of Laxatives:

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cascara sagrada systemic (Pro, More...)
1 review
   
9.0
magnesium citrate systemic (Pro, More...)
222 reviews
   
9.0
polycarbophil systemic (More...)
1 review
   
9.0
sorbitol systemic (More...)
1 review
   
9.0
lactulose systemic (Pro, More...)
43 reviews
   
8.7
magnesium hydroxide systemic (Pro, More...)
125 reviews
   
8.7
sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate systemic (Pro, More...)
38 reviews
   
8.4
polyethylene glycol 3350 systemic (Pro, More...)
153 reviews
   
8.3
docusate / senna systemic (More...)
12 reviews
   
8.0
psyllium systemic (Pro, More...)
18 reviews
   
7.9
glycerin systemic (Pro, More...)
6 reviews
   
7.8
methylcellulose systemic (More...)
3 reviews
   
7.8
magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate systemic (More...)
858 reviews
   
7.5
docusate systemic (Pro, More...)
11 reviews
   
7.2
polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes systemic (Pro, More...)
320 reviews
   
7.0
citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate systemic (More...)
118 reviews
   
6.2
senna systemic (Pro, More...)
57 reviews
   
6.2
bisacodyl systemic (Pro, More...)
744 reviews
   
5.8
magnesium sulfate systemic (Pro, More...)
2 reviews
   
5.5
bisacodyl / polyethylene glycol 3350 / potassium chloride / sodium bicarbonate / sodium chloride systemic (Pro, More...)
4 reviews
   
5.0
inulin systemic (More...)
1 review
   
5.0
castor oil systemic (Pro, More...)
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guar gum systemic (More...)
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magnesium hydroxide / mineral oil systemic (More...)
0 reviewsAdd rating
mineral oil systemic (Pro, More...)
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sodium phosphate systemic (More...)
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