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1-8-dihydroxyanthraquinone
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Description

Danthron is an anthraquinone laxative used to treat constipation. It works by stimulating the muscles of the large intestine, which helps to move stool through the digestive tract. It is available in both oral and rectal forms.

Common side effects of danthron include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and rectal irritation. It can also cause electrolyte imbalances, which can lead to dehydration, muscle weakness, and confusion.

Brand names associated with danthron include:
  ▸  Dulcolax
  ▸  Correctol
  ▸  Ex-Lax
  ▸  Feen-A-Mint
  ▸  Modane
  ▸  Purge
  ▸  Senokot
  ▸  Senna-gen
  ▸  Senna-Tab

Synonyms
  • antrapurol
  • chrysazin
  • danthron
  • dantron
  • dioxyanthrachinonum
Classifications
  • gastrointestinal
  • intestinal stimulant
  • laxative

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