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Table 2 Pharmacological treatment of constipation (N prescriptions and %).

From: Prevalence and severity of antipsychotic related constipation in patients with schizophrenia: a retrospective descriptive study

Product 2007 2008 2009 Total period
  Freq % Freq % Freq % Freq %
Bisacodyl + enema (bowel preparation enema like) 0 0 1 0.8 0 0 1 0.4
Ispaghula 1 1.4 1 0.8 0 0 2 0.7
Lactulose 2 2.7 8 6 2 3.1 12 4.4
Macrogol (bowel preparation enema like) 19 26 2 1.5 0 0 21 7.8
Macrogol 3,350 8 11 36 27 17 26.2 61 22.5
Macrogol 4,000 19 26 40 30 24 36.3 83 30.6
Sodiumpicosulphate 17 23.1 34 25.6 18 27.7 69 25.4
Senna 0 0 0 0 1 1.5 1 0.4
Sodium phosphate (enema) 5 6.9 7 5.3 2 3.1 14 5.2
Soap enema 0 0 2 1.5 0 0 2 0.7
Water enema 2 2.7 2 1.5 1 1.5 5 1.9
Total 73 100 133 100 65 100 271 100