Constipation

Find comfort from constipation, a change in normal bowel habits characterized by a decrease in frequency and passage of hard, dry stools. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
Drug Common brands
Bisacodyl Correctol

Dulcolax

Feen-A-Mint

Docusate Colace

Dioctyn

Ex-Lax Stool Softener

Glycerin  
Magnesium Hydroxide Phillips Milk of Magnesia

Methylcellulose (Laxative) Citrucel

Polycarbophil Calcium Equalactin

FiberCon

Konsyl Fiber

Polyethylene Glycol CoLyte

GoLytely

NuLytely

 
Psyllium Konsyl

Metamucil

Perdiem Fiber

Senna Ex-Lax

Fletcher's Castoria

Senokot

Drug Common brands
Bisacodyl Correctol

Dulcolax

Feen-A-Mint

Docusate Colace

Dioctyn

Ex-Lax Stool Softener

Glycerin  
Lactulose Cephulac

Constulose

Enulose

Polyethylene Glycol CoLyte

GoLytely

NuLytely

 

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.