Difference between Stool Softener and Laxative?


The difference in a stool softener and a laxative is what symptoms are being addressed. A stool softener is used for constipation that is a result of hardened stools and can lead to straining. For people with heart conditions, this can be dangerous as it elevates blood pressure. A laxative is used to loosen stool and/or prevent constipation.
Q&A Related to "Difference between Stool Softener and Laxative..."
A laxative is a stimulant that causes muscles to
There are 4 types of laxatives. Bulking agents: Are fiber products meant to help you have normal bowel movements more often. Metamucil is an example. Osmotic laxatives: Are ingested
Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) as directed by your doctor. If you are self-treating, follow all directions on the product package
Take each dose with a full glass of water or juice and drink plenty of fluids while taking Stool Softener/laxative. Laxatives should not be used in persons experiencing stomach cramps
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com