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Sorbitol

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    Oral / Rectal
    Sorbitol
    Microlax enema 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • An osmotically active agent that draws water into the lumen of the gut.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Constipation
    • Bowel preparation prior to procedures such as colonoscopy (macrogol 3350)
    • Hepatic encephalopathy (lactulose)
    • Adverse Effects
    • Flatulence / diarrhea
    • Nausea / vomiting
    • Electrolyte disturbances
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