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31. What are the mechanisms of action for sugar laxatives? Where do they work?

The disaccharide is metabolized into acid by gut bacteria. The acids cause an osmotic action. Colon.

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32. Name a non-GI use for lactulose?

High ammonium blood levels.

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33. What are the mechanisms of action for glycerin suppositories? Where do they work?

Softens and lubricates stool. Stimulates rectal contraction. Rectum.

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34. What is the most important indication of constipation?

Hard, pellet-like feces.

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35. What is a possible effect of laxatives during pregnancy?

Initiation of labor.

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36. Discuss the use of laxatives during lactation.

The drug may be found in breast milk.