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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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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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