Laxatives


MiraLAX Gentle Constipation Relief Laxative

Laxatives are a type of medication widely used to alleviate constipation, a common gastrointestinal issue that many people experience at some point in their lives. They work by facilitating bowel movements, making it easier to pass stools. Laxatives are beneficial for individuals who struggle with irregular bowel movements or those who experience discomfort due to hard stools.

The top 9 Laxatives

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TOP PICK

MiraLAX Gentle Constipation Relief Laxative


MiraLAX Gentle Constipation Relief Laxative
5 star review
  • Gentle on the stomach
  • Mixes easily with liquids without altering the taste
  • Effective for occasional constipation
  • May not work immediately
  • Can be expensive
  • Not suitable for frequent use
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Colace 2-In-1 Stool Softener & Stimulant Laxative


Colace 2-In-1 Stool Softener & Stimulant Laxative
  • Gentle stool softener, good for preventing straining
  • Often recommended for post-surgery or postpartum use
  • Less likely to cause cramping
  • Reports of decades long customers of this product are common
  • Slower acting
  • Not effective for immediate relief
  • May require increased fluid intake
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AMAZONS PICK

Senokot Extra Strength Natural Vegetable Laxative


Senokot Extra Strength Natural Vegetable Laxative
  • Natural ingredient (senna)
  • Effective for gentle overnight relief
  • Can be used for occasional constipation
  • May cause stomach cramps
  • Not suitable for chronic use
  • Can interact with certain medications
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Dulcolax Stimulant Laxative


Dulcolax Stimulant Laxative
  • Fast-acting, usually works overnight
  • Comes in various forms (tablets, suppositories)
  • Helpful for severe constipation
  • Can cause stomach cramps
  • Not recommended for long-term use
  • May cause dependency if overused
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ex-lax Maximum Strength Stimulant Laxative


ex-lax Maximum Strength Stimulant Laxative
  • Effective for relieving constipation
  • Available in different strengths
  • Can be used for children (in appropriate doses)
  • May cause diarrhea if overdosed
  • Can lead to stomach discomfort
  • Not for long-term use
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Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia Liquid Laxative


Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia Liquid Laxative
  • Effective for quick relief
  • Also works as an antacid
  • Gentle on the stomach
  • Can cause diarrhea
  • Not recommended for kidney patients
  • Can interfere with the absorption of other medications
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Fleet Laxative Saline Extra


Fleet Laxative Saline Extra
  • Rapid action, usually works within minutes
  • Effective for severe constipation
  • Easy to use
  • Can be uncomfortable to administer
  • Not for frequent use
  • May cause electrolyte imbalance
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Metamucil, Daily Psyllium Husk


Metamucil, Daily Psyllium Husk
  • Natural fiber supplement
  • Good for long-term use
  • Benefits overall digestive health
  • Slow acting, more of a long term solution
  • Requires sufficient water intake
  • Can cause gas or bloating
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Prunelax Ciruelax Natural Laxative


Prunelax Ciruelax Natural Laxative
  • Natural ingredients
  • Effective for gentle overnight relief
  • Also provides the nutritional benefits of prunes
  • May cause cramping
  • Not for long-term use
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