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Whats the difference between a stool softener and a laxative?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Stool softener

Softens stool and makes it easier to pass.
Laxatives simulate the bowel to move and may be much more reactive and cause some pain.

In brief: Stool softener

Softens stool and makes it easier to pass.
Laxatives simulate the bowel to move and may be much more reactive and cause some pain.
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