Clinical subgroups of chronic constipation: Exploring the potential of polyethylene glycol

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

This brief review has explored the rationale for therapy of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solutions in subgroups of patients with chronic constipation. There appears to be a good rationale for their use in patients with colonic inertia or those with extrinsic denervation. However, first-line therapies such as dietary fibre and bulking agents should be tried initially prior to resorting to osmotic agents such as polyethylene glycol electrolyte solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S253-S254
JournalItalian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Volume31
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Colonic inertia
  • Constipation
  • Fibre
  • Laxatives
  • Slow transit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

Cite this