Users' questions

What is an example of a bulk-forming laxative?

What is an example of a bulk-forming laxative?

Examples of bulk-forming laxatives include: psyllium (1 brand name: Metamucil) polycarbophil (1 brand name: FiberCon) methylcellulose (1 brand name: Citrucel)

What are examples of laxatives?

Stimulant laxatives

  • bisacodyl (also called by the brand name Dulcolax)
  • senna (also called by the brand name Senokot)
  • sodium picosulfate.

What is a bulk-forming laxative used for?

Bulk-formers—Bulk-forming laxatives are not digested but absorb liquid in the intestines and swell to form a soft, bulky stool. The bowel is then stimulated normally by the presence of the bulky mass. Some bulk-forming laxatives, like psyllium and polycarbophil, may be prescribed by your doctor to treat diarrhea.

What is an example of an osmotic laxative?

Osmotic laxatives. Products such as Fleet Phospho-Soda, Milk of Magnesia, or Miralax and nonabsorbable sugars such as lactulose or sorbitol hold fluids in the intestine and draw fluids into the intestine from other tissue and blood vessels. This extra fluid in the intestines makes the stool softer and easier to pass.

Is Dulcolax a bulk forming laxative?

Dulcolax contains bisacodyl, a stimulant laxative….Are Dulcolax and Miralax the same?

Type of laxative Example How long does it take to work?
Bulk-forming laxatives Fiber supplements such as Benefiber Citrucel (methylcellulose) FiberCon (calcium polycarbophil) Metamucil (psyllium husk) 12-72 hours

What type of laxative is Senna?

Senna is in a class of medications called stimulant laxatives. It works by increasing activity of the intestines to cause a bowel movement.

Is MiraLAX a bulk-forming laxative?

MiraLAX is an osmotic laxative. That means it draws water into the colon, which softens the stool and may naturally stimulate the colon to contract. These actions help ease bowel movements. Metamucil is a psyllium fiber supplement that works as a bulk-forming laxative.

Is Dulcolax a bulk-forming laxative?

Is Senna a osmotic laxative?

Osmotic laxatives are routinely used for idiopathic constipation. Senna is a stimulant laxative that produces contractions improving colonic motility without affecting the stool consistency.

Is Senna a bulk-forming laxative?

A bulk-forming laxative is the first choice during breast-feeding, if dietary measures fail. Lactulose or a macrogol may be used if stools remain hard. As an alternative, a short course of a stimulant laxative such as bisacodyl or senna can be considered.

What type of laxative is Dulcolax?

Bisacodyl is known as a stimulant laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, helping the stool to come out.

What is another name for senna?

Senna is available under the following different brand names: Senokot, ExLax Regular Strength, Lax Pills, Little Tummys Stimulant Laxative Drops, Senexon, SennaGen, Senna Smooth, ExLax Maximum Strength, and SenokotXTRA.