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Is colace (docusate sodium) a laxative?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No,: it is a stool softener. It does not increase motility as a function of most laxatives.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
A stool softener,: not a laxative. A laxative will induce bowel movement.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is docusate sodium a laxative?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 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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