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1.6.4 Osmotic laxatives

Recommended drugs

Macrogol 3350 (Cosmocol or Laxido) 1st line. (Cosmocol is the preferred formulary choice).

Sodium Citrate (Rectal) (Microenema)

Lactulose (only when other laxatives cannot be tolerated and not routinely).

 

Drug Traffic Light Key:

Green – On Formulary

Amber – Restricted use, see local guidelines

Purple – Specialist use/initiation

Red – Non Formulary

 

Relative Costs Key (where indicated):

£££££ - high

£££ - moderate

£ - low

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