Laxative drugs | definition of laxative drugs by Medical dictionary
laxative drugs Drugs used to promote free emptying of the rectum, especially in the treatment of CONSTIPATION. Laxative drugs are much less used than formerly as it is recognized that constipation is better treated by a high fibre diet and regular habits.
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Similarly, Mohi Obaid, chief of the Pharmacists Syndicate, said the majority of laxative drugs
are unavailable, despite many complaints to the ministry.
Indeed, misuse of laxative drugs
appears to be highly prevalent in the global population (Austin et al., 2013; Croll et al., 2002; Motola et al., 2002; Neims et al., 1995; Roerig et al., 2010).