Senna, magnesium oxide improves bowel movements in patients with constipation

Senna and magnesium oxide both improved the frequency of bowel movements and may be effective for the treatment of constipation, according to study results.“OTC agents are generally used next. Senna is a common stimulant laxative used in Asia to treat CIC, and [magnesium oxide] is also commonly used,” Daisuke Morishita, MD, from division of gastroenterology and hepatology, department of internal medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan, and colleagues wrote. “Anecdotal reports suggest that both can be used to treat symptoms of CIC, although neither hasRead More

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