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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
ER ExpensiveLaxative: plus ERs commonly promote lots of expensive tests commonly not in your best interest; driven by high law suit rates & defensive medicine. Assuming ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
20 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stool softeners: Occasional constipation can be managed at home with stool softeners, such as docusate and polyethylene glycol 3350. A stimulant laxative, such as sen ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Local: Pharmacy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes, but lower dose: Docusate (doss) is safe for children and it has pediatric dosing tables; do not give a child an adult dose. I would check the medication insert or onl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
51 years experience Gastroenterology
Helps moisten stool: They cause stool to retain more water and thus be softer in consistency.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martha Hidalgo
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Docusate: Docusate sodium. However the optimal dose varies from person to person. The over the counter dose is 50 mg and you may need to take it twice a day or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Mineral oil: Over the counter mineral oil is better than stool softener in capsules. About a tablespoon or less at bedtime according to benefit.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arie Pelta
20 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Diarrhea.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually within1-3 d: Depends on dose and type; usually works within 1-3 days. Check other factors including diet, activity, other meds, other health issues.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No: it is not a good idea to use them in the long run. In the short-term, for a few weeks or less, if necessary, they should be tolerated very well. Good ... Read More

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