drugs used to clear feces from the intestines; commonly used to treat constipation
Compounds that promote defecation through increased peristalsis or an increase in the water content and volume of feces.
medications that help restore normal bowel movements
Many forms of laxatives are available for relieving constipation. Common brand names of laxatives include Phillips' Milk of Magnesia, Citroma, Epsom salts, Correctol, and ExLax.
Also called cathartics, these medications relieve constipation.
produce bowel movements.
Substances that promote evacuation of the bowel by increasing the bulk of the feces, lubricating the intestinal wall, or softening the stool.
A group of medicines which are used to relieve constipation.
medications to relieve long-term constipation.
Laxatives are natural or synthetic substances stimulating the emptying of the intestines; some people can develop dependence, therefore their administration should be limited.
Medicines to relieve long-term constipation.