A female asked:
Is colace (docusate sodium) ok to take for long term? have bee taking daily for 3 years (during and following chemotherapy). different opinions among doctors.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchauanswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Colace (docusate sodium): Personally i see no problem in taking colace (docusate sodium) on a long term basis.
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Dr. Tanya Russoanswered
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Colace (docusate sodium): There are no known serious consequences to prolonged Colace (docusate sodium) use, such as cancer, but it is a medication metabolized through the gallbladder and also having effects to increase fluid secretion in part of the small bowel. This forced action puts increased demand on these organs. Identifying and treating the root cause of the chronic constipation would be safer, rather than masking the symptoms.
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Last updated Dec 5, 2016
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