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A 32-year-old male asked:

How long can stool softners take to work? tonight will be my 3rd night taking colace (docusate sodium). i took 1 pill each of 1st 2 nights. tonight will take 2 pills.

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Usually 1-3 days: It usually starts to work within 1 to 3 days, but it may take up to 5 days to work.
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 years experience
And Colace is rather weak as far as laxatives go.
Jun 3, 2015

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