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Laxatives for Relieving the Symptoms of
Occasional Constipation or Irregularity
Laxatives are over-the-counter (OTC) medications commonly used to relieve occasional constipation. Based on how they work, they’re grouped into several categories: osmotic agents, stimulants, fiber laxatives and stool softeners.
Keep in mind that not all laxatives are the same! While they share a common goal, they use very different methods to achieve it — and some can be harsher on your body than others.