Please talk with your doctor before starting a medication.
Effect on the Body
|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|
|Moves stool faster through your intestines|
|MiraLAX® (also called polyethylene glycol)
milk of magnesia
|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.