Expensive laxatives not neccessarily best

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:91
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    Expensive danthron laxatives should not be used routinely for treating constipated elderly people as they are no more effective than cheaper preparations, concludes a systematic review.

    The review, carried out as part of the health technology assessment programme, points out that the cost of treatment with laxatives varies widely and that some of the more expensive laxatives are becoming widely …

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