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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You may get antibiotics and a bulk-forming laxative.
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.
Konsyl[R] Natural Bulk-Forming Laxative, unlike other products that contain fillers or artificial sweeteners, contains 100% psyllium.
Based on recent scientific knowledge and in accordance with ESCOP monographs, the indications for Ispaghula husk do not only cover the treatment of constipation and further conditions for the use of bulk-forming laxatives but also patients to whom an increased daily fibre intake may be advisable, e.
The "Konsyl(R)" brand product line and private label products are generally merchandised in pharmacy sections along with other bulk-forming laxatives.
Bulk-forming laxatives generally are considered the safest but can interfere with absorption of some medicines.
In this statement, the group recommends to include a statement on the risk of interaction of bulk-forming laxatives with drugs known to inhibit gastrointestinal propulsive motility.