bulk-forming laxative

bulk-forming laxative

Any laxative—e.g., psyllium, calcium polycarbophil, methylcellulose—which absorbs water and expands, increasing stool volume, facilitating passage of stools and increasing motility.

bulk-forming laxative

Gastroenterology Bulk cathartic, bulk laxative, bulking agent Any laxative–eg psyllium, calcium polycarbophil, methylcellulose—that absorbs water and expands, ↑ in stool volume, facilitating passage of stools, ↑ motility. See Laxative; Cf Stool softener, Stimulant laxative.
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If your stools are soft but are still difficult to pass, try taking a stimulant laxative in addition to a bulk-forming laxative.
2,3) Insufficient hydration with consumption of a high-fiber food, as in this case, or with a bulk-forming laxative such as psyllium seed can result in fecal impaction.
You can add fiber to a dog's diet via a bulk-forming laxative.
With Organic Smooth Move Senna already commanding a significant share of the digestives category, Traditional Medicinals introduced the first bulk-forming laxative and fiber products that were certified to have been made with organic pharmacopoeial-quality psyllium.
The soluble fiber psyllium, which is the main ingredient in the bulk-forming laxative Metamucil, is a proven LDL lowerer.
OTCBB:ARGA), a specialty pharmaceutical company with products for the treatment of acute respiratory diseases, dermatological conditions, and xerostomia, announced today the launch of Xyralid[TM] RC (lidocaine HCL 3%/hydrocortisone acetate 1%) rectal cream kit, a convenience kit that contains a seven- day supply (14 units) of Xyralid Rectal Cream and a 7 day supply of Konsyl[R] Natural Bulk-Forming Laxative with a convenient shaker cup.
A bulk-forming laxative, such as Metamucil, may be helpful; also try taking your breakfast formula warm.
You may get antibiotics and a bulk-forming laxative.
Our core brands - including Diurex, Thinz and Fungicure - are all in the double-digit growth range this year, and we're getting good contributions from such new products as Psoriasin, introduced late last year, and Fibre Naturale, an all-natural bulk-forming laxative caplet introduced in 1997," notes Gerchenson.
TABLE 2 Common treatments for constipation Bulk-forming laxatives absorb water, increasing fecal mass * psyllium seed (Metamucil) * methylcellulose (Citrucel) * calcium polycarbophil (FiberCon) * wheat Dextran (Benefiber) Surfactant agents lower the surface tension of stool, allowing water to enter the stool * docusate sodium (Colace) Osmotic laxatives contain poorly/nonabsorbed substances, leading to intestinal water secretion * polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX) * magnesium citrate (Milk of Magnesia) Stimulant laxatives increase colonic transit and alter electrolyte transport across the colonic mucosa * bisacodyl (Dulcolax) * senna (Senokot)
As a rule, bulk-forming laxatives (also known as fiber supplements) are the gentlest on your body; examples include Metamucil and Citrucel.
Osmotic laxatives work in a similar way to bulk-forming laxatives, by pulling large amounts of water into the the large intestine, making the stools soft and loose.