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Need strong relief from constipation? Our Stool Softener & Laxative is the perfect solution. As mentioned above, this product combines two common types of laxatives—stool softener and stimulants—to provide a relatively quick, overnight relief.
How does it work? The product comes in the form of tablets, each containing 50 mg of Docusate Sodium (the stool softener) and 8.6 mg of Sennosides (the stimulant laxative) as the active ingredients. The Docusate Sodium works by reducing the surface tension of the stool in your gut, allowing it to absorb more water and become softer. That way, the stool becomes easier to pass. To make the entire process easier, the Sennosides (an extract of the Senna plant) steps in, which irritates the intestinal walls, causing contractions, and encouraging bowel movement.
What should I know about it? If you’re currently taking mineral oil or any other type of laxative, don’t use this product (unless your health care provider says otherwise). In case your constipation is accompanied by stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or a sudden change in bowel habits, consult your physician before use. Furthermore, if you notice rectal bleeding and/or the constipation persists, stop using it immediately and talk to your physician.
Compares to: This product compares to the active ingredients found in Senokot-S®.
Best for: People who need a quick and powerful overnight relief against constipation (such as those who are about to travel).