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Laxatives

What are Laxatives

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.

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.

List of Laxatives:

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magnesium citrate systemic (Pro, More...)
167 reviews
   
9.1
cascara sagrada systemic (Pro, More...)
1 review
   
9.0
polycarbophil systemic (More...)
1 review
   
9.0
sorbitol systemic (More...)
1 review
   
9.0
lactulose systemic (Pro, More...)
37 reviews
   
8.9
magnesium hydroxide systemic (Pro, More...)
101 reviews
   
8.7
polyethylene glycol 3350 systemic (Pro, More...)
131 reviews
   
8.6
docusate / senna systemic (More...)
9 reviews
   
8.2
psyllium systemic (Pro, More...)
16 reviews
   
8.1
sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate systemic (Pro, More...)
29 reviews
   
8.1
methylcellulose systemic (Pro, More...)
3 reviews
   
7.8
magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate systemic (More...)
682 reviews
   
7.6
docusate systemic (Pro, More...)
11 reviews
   
7.2
polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes systemic (Pro, More...)
248 reviews
   
7.2
glycerin systemic (Pro, More...)
4 reviews
   
6.8
citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate systemic (More...)
86 reviews
   
6.1
senna systemic (Pro, More...)
39 reviews
   
6.1
bisacodyl systemic (Pro, More...)
585 reviews
   
5.9
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
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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