Can a yogurt containing probiotics replace an otc stool softener?

Patient : Can a yogurt containing probiotics replace an otc stool softener?
Doctor :   Thanks for your question. No, a yogurt containing probiotics can't replace an otc stool softener. Stool softeners are also called 'laxatives'. They do have a different role. Prebiotics, in fact, maintain the GIT flora and may be used for even loose motions. Hope this helps.

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