Which medications in the drug class Laxative, Bowel Evacuant are used in the treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Laxative, Bowel Evacuant

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution (MiraLax, GlycoLax)

For treatment of occasional constipation. In theory, less risk of dehydration or electrolyte imbalance with isotonic polyethylene glycol compared with hypertonic sugar solutions. Laxative effect generated because polyethylene glycol is not absorbed and continues to hold water by osmotic action through small bowel and colon, resulting in mechanical cleansing.


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