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does dulcolax soften stool

A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chioma Lazz
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Sometimes: There is a possibility that the dose given was a bit much for him. No cause for alarm as long as he is active and well hydrated. Effect will definitel ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
StartedSomething: The half-life (time it takes for the dose given to decrease by half) for dulcolax is 8 hrs. You gave your son a stimulant laxative to initiate bowel ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably, since...: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) is a stimulant laxative that works by increasing movement of intestines, helping stool to come out, assuming normal GI anatomy wi ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
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31 years experience General Surgery
May need surgery: If stool softeners don't help, the hemorrhoid could be thrombosed or clotted. The swelling can be very painful. You could possible have a fissure or t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
8 years experience Family Medicine
Need laxative: Hi, Thank you for your question. You may have fecal obstruction due to not going for a while. You need more of a laxative than a stool softener. Yo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies: If a hard stool is right at the anus, a hot bath and manually removing the stool with your finger after the water has softened it may be your best cho ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sutira Scheef
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Different mechanisms: They have different mechanisms of action. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is an osmotic laxative (draws water out). Dulcolax is a stimulating laxative a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a safe and effective stool softener for breastfeeding mothers. There is little to no systemic absorption of this medi ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Not the one impacted. That will require manual evacuation or enema
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
?constipated: You may still be constipated. You may need another dulcolax and you should drink plenty of fluids/water. See Dr. if your issues continue to rule out ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Try: Increasing your carbohydrates, drinking more fluids, eating more fruits and vegetables along with the stool softener. If still having issues a check u ... Read More

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