What are lubricant laxatives?

Lubricant laxatives help your body to produce a bowel movement by cover the surface of stools. This allows the stool to hold in water and leave the body more easily. Laxatives can be used orally or through the rectum and come in liquid, tablet, wafer, gum, powder, suppository, or enema form. These are sometimes called oral hyperosmotics and go by brand names like Epsom salts and Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia.

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