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  • stools
  • One, by facilitating the easy passage of stools by placing a glycerin suppository in the rectum which would work as a laxative. (buzzle.com)
  • Furthermore, if a laxative-induced evacuation empties the bowels completely (which can happen when large laxative doses are taken), several days may pass before new stools form. (healthcentral.com)
  • magnesium
  • Magnesium-based laxatives that pull water into the intestines. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The most commonly used laxatives in this category are various non-absorbable magnesium salts (milk of magnesia, magnesium citrate), or MiraLax as well as similar generic products, which contain another non-absorbable product, polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350). (aboutkidsgi.org)
  • Dependence
  • Countries such as India, Australia and New Zealand are the largest market for laxatives as the lifestyle disorders are very common in these areas due to high dependence of unhealthy diet, lack of exercise and sedentary life. (mynewsdesk.com)
  • Besides the potential damage to the kidneys, excessive laxative use can cause a physical dependence, according to Go Ask Alice! (livestrong.com)
  • Recovery from laxative dependence is possible, but it may involve many months of chronic constipation and bloating. (livestrong.com)
  • Laxative use can lead to dependence and significant medical issues. (rd.com)
  • Such a practice often leads to dependence on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Chronic
  • Chronic laxative use interferes with bowel motility and reflexes, thereby setting up a pattern of persistent constipation. (healthcentral.com)
  • Chronic laxative use can eventually cause the colon to become atonic-'worn out' if you will-and over time lead to paradoxically worsening constipation," says Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP, assistant professor of medicine and director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at Drexel University College of Medicine. (rd.com)
  • If constipation becomes chronic, don't keep playing laxative roulette. (harvard.edu)
  • sodium
  • In fact, there have been dozens of reports of serious side effects, including 13 deaths, associated with the use of sodium phosphate laxatives. (drugs.com)
  • The label of sodium phosphate laxatives states that they should be used as a single dose taken once a day, and the products should not be used for more than three days. (drugs.com)
  • Laxative products containing sodium phosphates are marketed under the brand name 'Fleet' and also as store brands and generic products. (drugs.com)
  • The agency said there have been dozens of reports of serious side effects, including 13 deaths, among people taking sodium phosphate laxatives, which are sold over-the-counter. (drugs.com)
  • The FDA also said that adults older than 55 and children with certain health conditions should talk to a health care professional before using sodium phosphate laxatives because they may be at increased risk for harmful side effects. (drugs.com)
  • In recent reviews, the FDA has identified 54 cases of serious side effects associated with the oral or rectal use of sodium phosphate laxatives in adults and children. (drugs.com)
  • Many laxatives often contain large amounts of sugars, carbohydrates, and sodium. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If you are on a low-sugar, low-caloric, or low-sodium diet, check with your health care professional before using a laxative. (mayoclinic.org)
  • tablets
  • According to type of product the laxatives are segmented according to dosage form such as tablets, capsules, powder, suppositories, liquids and gels According to distribution channel the market is segmented into retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, drug store and online pharmacies. (mynewsdesk.com)