Please talk with your doctor before starting a medication.

Medication

Effect on the Body

Benefiber®
Metamucil®
Citrucel®
Keeps your stomach and intestines healthy
Makes passing stool happen regularly
Colace® (also called ducosate) Softens stool, making it easier to pass
Mineral oil Coats your intestines to help stool move more easily through your intestines
Senna
Dulcolax®
ex-lax®
Moves stool faster through your intestines
MiraLAX® (also called polyethylene glycol)
milk of magnesia
lactulose
Waters down stool

MGH and MGHfC do not endorse any of the brands on this handout. This document is intended to provide health related information so that you may be better informed. It is not a substitute for a doctor's medical advice and should not be relied upon for treatment for specific medical conditions.

 

Rev: 1/2015

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