Rego Park, NY
A 32-year-old male asked:
i am taking stool softener, (docusate sodium) 2 a day it is really helping me. is it safe to take it for a long time, or there is alternatives?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Constipation: Long term laxatives are not great for the bowels. If possible add magnesium 250mg once per day to your routine and that may help increase absorption into the gut and help you taper off the laxatives. Also don't forget to drink a lot of water to soften the bowels and fiber to keep things moving.
4892 viewsAnswered Nov 27, 2020
Last updated Nov 27, 2020
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