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What are some commonly-used medications for treating constipation?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Softeners/laxatives

Stool softeners are i.
e. Colace or pericolace. Laxatives are many: magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, senekot, dulcolax, enulose ( lactulose), miralax, (polyethylene glycol) exlax. In severe constipation fleet enemas or micro enemas or a full enema are considered. If there is an impaction or blockage at the rectum ( removal of stool) with a finger is indicated by a health care professional. Avoid mg or phos if ckd.

In brief: Softeners/laxatives

Stool softeners are i.
e. Colace or pericolace. Laxatives are many: magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, senekot, dulcolax, enulose ( lactulose), miralax, (polyethylene glycol) exlax. In severe constipation fleet enemas or micro enemas or a full enema are considered. If there is an impaction or blockage at the rectum ( removal of stool) with a finger is indicated by a health care professional. Avoid mg or phos if ckd.
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Dr. Ramin Rafie
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Stool softeners

I usually recommend a high fiber diet such as prune juice and/or stool softeners such as colace twice daily and/or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily work well.

In brief: Stool softeners

I usually recommend a high fiber diet such as prune juice and/or stool softeners such as colace twice daily and/or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily work well.
Dr. Ramin Rafie
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