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Use of Cathartics to Aid in Gut Decontamination

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Cathartics can be helpful in speeding the transit time of bowel contents. However, there is no evidence that they improve clinical outcomes. In addition, their misuse can result in serious complications.

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