Some recommended treatments for constipation include eating more fiber, drinking enough water and regularly exercising, according to WebMD. Laxatives may also work for constipation, but doctors recommend trying other tre... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Fiber and fiber bulking agents are the laxative treatments most recommended by doctors, according to WebMD. This can come in the form of natural fiber in foods or in some over-the-counter laxatives, such as Benefiber, Eq... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

To treat chronic constipation, increase fiber intake through bulking laxatives, such as Metamucil, Benefiber and Fiber-Lax, suggests WebMD. Slower stool softeners, such as Colace, are generally prescribed for people reco... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Docusate sodium is an oral stool softener that helps relieve constipation, according to WebMD. It increases the amount of water absorbed by the stools in the large intestine, making them softer and easier to pass without... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Docusate sodium is a stool softener medication used to treat occasional constipation, according to WebMD. Doctors often prescribe the medication to individuals who should avoid straining during a bowel movement, such as ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Fiber-bulking agents, lubricant laxatives, stool softeners, osmotic laxatives and stimulant laxatives are all effective at relieving minor constipation, according to WebMD. However, the regular use of stimulant laxatives... More »

The correct dose of senna, when treating constipation in adults and children age 12 and older, is 17.2 milligrams daily, according to WebMD. The recommended daily maximum is 34.4 milligrams. More » Health Medications & Vitamins