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 »

Laxatives are medications that help alleviate constipation. Laxatives increase stool motility, bulk and frequency, states WebMD. Many fresh fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products act as natural laxatives. 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

According to MedicineNet, stool softeners provide preventative care for constipation and their design is not to treat it, while stimulant laxatives irritate the lining of the intestines and force stool through the body. ... More »

Products for quick constipation relief include bulk-forming laxatives for everyday use to increase fiber intake, lubricant laxatives to make the stool slippery, and osmotic laxatives to move fluids through the intestines... More »

Temporary and quick cures for constipation include lubricant laxatives, saline laxatives, stool softeners and enemas, notes These medications are only recommended for short-term use, says WebMD. Bulk-for... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Most anal fissures can be treated at home by avoiding constipation, taking laxatives or stool softeners, using sitz baths, and using over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams, states WebMD. Patients may use baby wipes instead o... More » Health Pain & Symptoms