How effective is polyethylene glycol in the management of chronic constipation?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Polyethylene glycol is simple to use and is more effective than placebo in the management of chronic constipation; however, the effects of chronic therapy with polyethylene glycol over decades are still not well studied.


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