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Cochrane Systematic Review: Stimulant laxatives for constipation and soiling in children


Price KJ, Elliott TM. What is the role of stimulant laxatives in the managem...

OBJECTIVES: The objective of the review was to determine the effect of stimulant laxative treatment in children with chronic constipation who may also suffer from soiling / encopresis.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Lactulose versus Polyethylene Glycol for Chronic Constipation


Lee-Robichaud H, Thomas K, Morgan J, Nelson RL

OBJECTIVES: To identify and review all relevant data in order to determine whether Lactulose or Polyethylene Glycol is more effective at treating chronic constipation and faecal impaction.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Cisapride for Intestinal Constipation


Aboumarzouk OM, Agarwal T, Antakia R, Shariff U, Nelson RL

OBJECTIVES: The primary objective is to assess Cisapride's role and safety as a prokinetic drug in the management of constipation and constipation predominant Irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS).The secondary objective is to assess Cisapride's efficacy in improving symptoms of constipation and IBS.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Osmotic and stimulant laxatives for the management of childhood constipation


Gordon M, Naidoo K, Akobeng AK, Thomas AG

OBJECTIVES: We set out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of osmotic and stimulant laxatives used to treat functional childhood constipation.