Active Ingredient(s): Polycarbophil
Category: Laxative

Polycarbophil calcium (INN) is a drug used as a stool stabilizer. Chemically, it is a synthetic polymer of polyacrylic acid cross-linked with divinyl glycol, with calcium as a counter-ion. Contents 1 Clinical uses 2 Adverse effects 3 References 4 Further reading Clinical uses It is used as stool stabilizer to treat constipation, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. Bulk laxatives absorb liquid in the intestines and swell to form a soft bulky stool. The bulky mass stimulates the intestina... [wikipedia]

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