A 37-year-old female asked:
What is the difference between peri-colace, amitiza, (lubiprostone) and miralax?
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
Explanation of lax: colace (docusate sodium) is not a laxative, just a softener-acts a litle like adding slipperyness to stool so it comes out easy-no stimulants
miralax is a lavage, so it just goes thru your pipes and takes everything with it. so it acts like a laxative but not by stimulation of the intestines
amitiza (like Linzess) simply interferes with absorption of water from the colon, making the stools more moist
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Last updated Mar 27, 2019
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