Usually a combination of a laxative (such as miralax) and a stool softener
(such as colace), both over the counter, are effective in treating the constipation
Diarrhea can ultimately develop, so the first step will be to stop laxatives to control the diarrhea. If then you have persistent diarrhea you can take over the counter imodium as needed.
If you get abdominal pain
or discomfort with these episodes, you probably have Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- mixed type.
Hope that helps.