Chronic Constipation and Diarrhea: Current Treatment Options

HEALTH: Laxatives (aperients, Purgatives, Cathartics): These are drugs that promote evacuation of bowel. A distinction is sometimes made according to the intensity of action. Laxative or aperient: milder action, elimination of soft but formed stools. Purgative or cathartic: stronger action resulting in more fluid evacuation. Many drugs in low doses act as laxative and in […]