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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, MacDonald JK, Parker CE, Akobeng AK, Thomas AG

The objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of osmotic and stimulant laxatives used to treat functional childhood constipation.