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 Sub-ICB Location, 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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