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1.6.2 Stimulant laxatives

Recommended drugs

Senna tablets £££ 

Senna liquid £

Docusate Sodium liquid £

Docusate Sodium capsules £

Bisacodyl tablets £

 

Sodium Picosulfate £

Glycerin Suppositories

Co-danthrusate (management of analgesic induced constipation in terminally ill patients)

 

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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