Laxative Poisoning occurs from side effects and complications of consuming laxative medications in excessive amounts.
Laxatives may be classified as:
Stimulants (irritants), such as Colace, Doxinate, Dulcolax, phenolphthalein.
- Bulk-forming agents, such as psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid (Metamucil, Konsyl) and unprocessed bran.
- Osmotic laxatives, such as Milk of Magnesia, Citrate of Magnesia and Lactulose Syrup.
- Detergent agents, such as Docusate sodium.
- Lubricants, such as liquid petrolatum (mineral...