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is colace (docusate sodium) effective for constipation?

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Dr. Faye Vargas Morris
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Colace (docusate sodium): ..can be effective for constipation. Also, make sure that you drink plenty of water and that you are eating plenty of vegetables (which increases your fiber content).
Answered on May 21, 2016
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