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Peri colace laxative

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Docusate: Technically, colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener. Docusate has been shown to be minimally effective. There are much better choices for mainta... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No,: it is a stool softener. It does not increase motility as a function of most laxatives.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
A stool softener,: not a laxative. A laxative will induce bowel movement.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Both help BM's : By increasing the water content of stool, making it softer and easier to pass.There should not be used longer than a few days without being under the ... Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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I don't know illness: In general, for long term laxative use, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is recommended or something on the order of metamucil, but it depends on the con... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Ask Doctor: Colace can have added sodium (docusate sodium) in it, and your nephrologist may not want you taking things that can upset your electrolytes, even if i... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Softener vs laxative: There are many different ways to deal w/constipation, starting 1st w/fiber, fluids & exercise. Failing that, stool softeners do exactly that - sof... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Bruner
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Other options: If your potassium is low, your magnesium might be low as well. Try a magnesium supplement of about 200-250 mg once or twice day and make sure you are... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: Especially since you indicate that you are pregnant increase fluids and can try miralax (polyethylene glycol).
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your OB MD: It is essential that the OB MD who is treating your pregnancy manage your problems without interference from this forum, as he/she knows every aspect ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See Doctor...: I'm glad you are going to see your doctor tomorrow. It sounds like you are struggling with constipation and have tried MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
IBS treatment: You have repeatedly been asking questions on this forum about your apparent irritable bowel syndrome and its treatment that canno be answered accurate... Read More

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