Advising on stimulant laxatives

Safely recommend the most effective laxative for every customer with constipation

15 minute module

Advising on which laxative to use

Reassuring customers and supporting self-care

It can be confusing for customers and the pharmacy team knowing which laxative product may be most appropriate to use. This module will help to clear up any confusion.



On completing this module, you will:

  • Be able to follow NICE guidance when making product recommendations
  • Understand what the different types of laxatives are and when to recommend each type
  • Be able to refer customers appropriately.

This training is for pharmacy professionals, and may be used to help with pharmacy team training.

Product information is available at the end of the module.

Produced by RB working with CIG Healthcare Partnership.
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Job number: RB-M-40905Date of preparation: June 2021