Reliefs for constipation

Posted by Pavan Kumar Puli on

Lifestyle Advice: Increase Dietary Fibre, Ensure Adequate Fluid Intake, Exercise, Advise on Toileting routines.

Your Doctor or pharmacist will advise you regarding suitable laxative depending on your situation.


Bulk-forming Agents: Ispaghula (psyllium) husk eg Konsyl D, Metamucil; Mucilaginous laxatives with stimulants eg Normacol Plus

Faecal Softeners: Docusate sodium eg Coloxyl; Docusate sodium with sennosides eg Laxsol; Poloxamer eg Coloxyl

Osmotic Laxatives: Glycerol; Lactulose; Macrogol 3350 with potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride eg Molaxole; Sodium acid phosphate eg Fleet Phosphate Enema; Sodium citrate with sodium lauryl sulphoacetate eg Micolette

Stimulant Laxatives: Bisacodyl eg Lax-tab; Senna eg Senokot

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