What is Co-danthrusate?

Co-danthrusate is a combination of dantron and docusate. Dantron is a mild peristaltic stimulant which acts on the lower bowel to encourage normal bowel movement without causing irritation. It belongs to the group of medicines under the term stimulant laxative. It stimulates the nerves in the stomach wall which causes the stomach muscles to contract. This medicine is used for analgesic-induced constipation. It takes six to twelve hours to work. This can cause discoloration of urine and bowel and liver tumors.

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prescribed 30mg and 10mg morphgesic tablets every 12 hrs/also taking laxative laxido for constipation took 6 sachets between 1pm and 3 pm how long...

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Laxido is a laxative that works by drawing water into the bowel and helping the passage of the bowel contents. The...

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