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List of drugs for treatment of constipation

1)      Laxatives

A)     Bulk forming laxatives

Dietary fibers

Wheat bran

Psyllium (Plantago) husk

Semi synthetics

Methyl cellulose

Carboxy methyl cellulose

Polycarbophils

B)      Osmotic laxatives

Lactulose

Glycerine

Suppositories

C)      Lubricant laxatives

Liquid paraffin

D)     Surfactant laxatives

Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (docusate)

Glycerine suppositories

2)      Purgatives

A)     Osmotic purgatives

Magnesium sulfate

Magnesium hydroxide

Sodium sulfate

Sodium phosphate

Sodium potassium tartarate

PEG (Polyethylene glycolate)

Lactulose

B)      Irritant purgatives

Anthraquinones

Senna

Cascara

Aloe

Organic irritants

Phenolphthalinein

Bisacodyl

Sodium picosulfate

Fixed oils

Castor oil

5HT4 agonist

Tegaserod

 

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