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Treatment of Chronic Constipation in Children

Following a non-constipating, fiber and fluid-rich diet, having regular toilet habits, and getting plenty of exercise are enough to manage constipation for some children. However, many children need some type of medication to help treat their constipation until their colon has returned to normal.

Your child's doctor may recommend one or more of the following medications to treat the constipation and prevent it from happening again.

With any medication, make sure you follow the dosage directions exactly. If you are not sure how much to give your child, call your doctor.

Click here for information on mineral oil.

Click here for information on milk of magnesia.

Click here for information on lactulose or sorbitol.

Click here for information on polyethylene glycol (Miralax).

Click here for information on senna and bisadocyl.

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