1.6: Laxatives

Part of chapter 1 Gastro-Intestinal System

High-level prescribing trends for Laxatives (BNF section 1.6) across all GP practices in NHS England for the last five years. You can explore prescribing trends for this section by CCG, or learn more about this site.

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1.6.1: Bulk-forming laxatives
1.6.2: Stimulant laxatives
1.6.3: Faecal softeners
1.6.4: Osmotic laxatives
1.6.5: Bowel cleansing preparations
1.6.6: Peripheral opioid-receptor antagonists
1.6.7: Other drugs used in constipation

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