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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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Drug Name DownUp( View by: Brand | Generic ) Reviews Ratings DownUp
magnesium citrate systemic (Pro, More...)
212 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...)
42 reviews
   
8.9
magnesium hydroxide systemic (Pro, More...)
122 reviews
   
8.7
polyethylene glycol 3350 systemic (Pro, More...)
150 reviews
   
8.4
sodium biphosphate / sodium phosphate systemic (Pro, More...)
35 reviews
   
8.3
docusate / senna systemic (More...)
12 reviews
   
8.0
psyllium systemic (Pro, More...)
18 reviews
   
7.9
methylcellulose systemic (More...)
3 reviews
   
7.8
magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate systemic (More...)
818 reviews
   
7.6
glycerin systemic (Pro, More...)
5 reviews
   
7.4
docusate systemic (Pro, More...)
11 reviews
   
7.2
polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes systemic (Pro, More...)
305 reviews
   
7.1
senna systemic (Pro, More...)
50 reviews
   
6.2
citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate systemic (More...)
114 reviews
   
6.1
bisacodyl systemic (Pro, More...)
712 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...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
guar gum 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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