The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 21, Issue 7, pp 200–200 | Cite as

Lagal®—A new aid for atonic constipation

  • Jacob A. Riese


Lagal® was found to be an excellent adjuvant in the treatment of atonic constipation, but it can only be used in about fifty percent of spastic constipation patients because of the tendency toward aggravation of symptoms.


Alginic Acid Constipation Hemorrhoid Methylcellulose Psyllium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob A. Riese
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  1. 1.Gastro-intestinal Clinic of the Jersey City Medical CenterJersey City, New Jersey

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