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Honestly, in act. practice, how harmful is it to take docusate sodium everyday? it's supposed to be fairly gentle, but electrol. imbal. warnings...

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Laxative: taking daily laxative unnecessarily can cause diarrhea and diarrhea can lead to dehydration and loss of electrolytes such ams sodium, potassium, magnesium etc...

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