Tegaserod Maleate

Crushed tablets of tegaserod were found to be stable in water, and apple juice the latter may mask the taste of the drug. Orangejuice, milk, or yogurt were not recommended as vehicles because of incomplete dissolution or uncertainty about stability. The most common adverse effects of tegaserod are gastrointestinal disturbances including abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and flatulence.

Dulcolax – the Effective and Gentle Laxative

For many of us, the use of an effective, yet gentle laxative is what is required to overcome constipation. Dulcolax tablets for example have a special comfort so that they pass easily through the stomach and small intestine without being dissolved in relevant amounts by the gastric fluids there. Instead, the tablets work only in the large intestine and have no affect on other organs in the body.

Laxative Agents: GI Procedures

Bowel cleansing is done prior to GI surgery to reduce the bacterial load and thereby decrease the risk of peritoneal contamination by fecal material and subsequent infection. Similar treatment with the laxative component may be performed prior to endoscopic colonoscopy in order to provide better visualization of the bowel surface. The oral component of these treatments is administered the day before surgery.