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CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

Constipation is a delay or difficulty in bowel movement persisting for ≥2 weeks.
It is a common digestive problem, not a disease, and usually not serious caused by changes in diet and early toilet training.
Constipation in children generally first happens in the toddler stage, between ages 2 and 4 years, with studies showing variation in gender-specific prevalence.
Functional constipation is  the one that cannot be explained by any anatomical, physiological, radiological or histological abnormalities.
Organic constipation is with identifiable physiological or organic cause.
Chronic constipation is the constipation that lasts for >8 weeks.

Drug Information
Senokot
sennoside B

Indication: Relief of constipation & bowel evacuation prior to radiological exam.

Fleet Enema
sodium biphosphate + sodium phosphate
Liquid Paraffin Hovid
liquid paraffin
Pico-Salax
citric acid + magnesium oxide + sodium picosulfate
Senna Remedica
sennosides
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