Pharmacologic Management of Constipation 
Fiber Laxatives
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Pharmacologic Management of Constipation 

Fiber Laxatives

 - Bran powder

 - Psyllium

 - Methylcellulose

 - Calcium polycarbophil

 - Guargum

Stool Surfactants

 - Docusate sodium

 - Mineral oil

Osmotic Laxatives

 - Magnesium hydroxide

 - Lactulose or 70% sorbitol

 - Polyethylene glycol (PEG 3350)

Stimulant Laxatives

 - Bisacodyl

 - Bisacodyl suppository

 - Cascara

 - Senna

 - Lubiprostone

 - Linaclotide

Enemas

 - Tap water

 - Sodium phosphate enema

 - Mineral oil enema

Agents Used for Acute Purgative or to Clean Prior to Medical Procedures

 - Polyethylene glycol (PEG 3350)

 - Magnesium citrate



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