What are the Medications to Treat Constipation?

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If you are looking for medications to treat constipation, here are a handful of choices. Among these, some are over-the-counter treatments, while others need a doctor's prescription. OTCs Fiber supplements: calcium polycarbophil (FiberCon), methylcellulose fiber (Citrucel), psyllium (Metamucil, Konsyl), wheat dextrin (Benefiber) Osmotics: magnesium citrate, magnesium hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia), polyethylene glycol (Miralax), sodium phosphate (Fleet Phospho-Soda) Stimulants: two of the more common ones are bisacodyl (Correctol, Ducodyl, Dulcolax) and senna (Senexon, Senokot). Stool softeners: docusate sodium (Colace) is one you can find easily. Prescription Drugs Colchicine. Linaclotide ( Linzess). Lactulose ( Kristalose, Cephulac). Lubiprostone (Amitiza). Misoprostol (Cytotec). Plecanatide (Trulance). Keywords: constipation medication, constipation medications, constipation relief medicine, medication treat constipation, medications constipation, medicine constipation, meds constipation.  
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