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Lagal®—A new aid for atonic constipation


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.

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Correspondence to Jacob A. Riese.

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Lagal® was supplied by the Wallace Laboratories of New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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Riese, J.A. Lagal®—A new aid for atonic constipation. Amer. Jour. Dig. Dis. 21, 200 (1954).

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  • Alginic Acid
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoid
  • Methylcellulose
  • Psyllium