Contact Laxatives

DrugDrug NameDrug Description
DB04816DantronWithdrawn from the Canadian, US, and UK markets in 1998 due to genotoxicity.
DB04823OxyphenisatinA laxative that undergoes enterohepatic circulation. It may cause jaundice.
DB04824PhenolphthaleinUsed for over a century as a laxative.
DB09219BisoxatinFor use in the treatment of constipation in the absence of bowel obstruction and for surgical preparation of the colon .
DB09268Picosulfuric acidA stimulant laxative used for cleansing of the colon as a preparation for colonoscopy in adults.
DB11113Castor oilAn ingredient used in a variety of natural health products.
DB11365SennosidesA laxative used to treat constipation.
DB09020BisacodylA stimulant laxative used for the temporary relief of occasional constipation and cleansing of the colon as a preparation for colonoscopy in adults.
DB14232DeacetylbisacodylNot Annotated