A 42-year-old member asked:
Is docusate sodium a laxative?
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Dr. Scott Bolhackanswered
Wound care 37 years experience
Docusate: Technically, colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener. Docusate has been shown to be minimally effective. There are much better choices for maintaining an effective bowel regimen.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is colace (docusate sodium) a laxative?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russoanswered
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No,: it is a stool softener. It does not increase motility as a function of most laxatives.
3.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 7, 2018
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