Constipation is a common and chronic problem in children worldwide. Long-term use of laxatives is necessary for successful treatment of chronic constipation. Commonly used laxatives in children include milk of magnesia, lactulose, mineral oil, and polyethylene glycol (PEG).
Polyethylene Glycol 4000 without electrolytes
Constipation is a common problem in pediatric oncology patients. However, there is a paucity of the published literature on the prevention of constipation in this population.
The primary purpose of this study was to explore, through a Web-based survey, the current practice of pediatric oncologists and pediatric oncology trainees in Canadian centers in preventing constipation in children receiving active chemotherapy treatment, specifically during periods of intensive vincristine therapy.