Laxicon SG is a stool softener that helps in defecation without side-effects like diarrhoea that may arise in normal laxatives and purgatives available in market. It is particularly safe for geriatric and gynaecological patients. It is also recommended for cardiac patients for whom straining during defecation could risk a heart attack. Ask your physician for the right for your symptoms.
Stool softeners like Lexicon are anionic surfactants. They decrease the surface tension of stool to encourage absorption of water. Lexicon has an emollient laxative mechanism. It acts like a detergent that stimulates salt and water secretion into the colon and promotes movement of stool through the colon. It allows water and fat to penetrate the fecal mass and softens the stool which assists its removal.