Title

Clinical Inquiries. What Treatments Work Best for Constipation in Children?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2009

Description

Osmotic laxatives produce the best results. Fiber and behavior modification may have a role. Increased fiber and behavior modification are the most often recommended first steps in managing chronic functional constipation (CFC) in children, but only limited evidence supports this approach. For pharmacologic management, the best evidence supports osmotic laxatives.

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