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A 60-year-old female asked:

I am on dialysis. i cannot stand those fiber drinks. can i take 2 colaces (docusate sodium) a day ? i know the gastrointerologist does not like using laxatives.

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
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 it's such a small dose through your stool softener. So, consult with him/her first, and then you'll have peace of mind. Instead of the laxative drink, you maybe could do it naturally eating organic greens/vegetables instead.

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