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A 55-year-old male asked:

What is peri-colace (docusate sodium) used for. any differences between it & regular capsules colace (docusate sodium). which one is better for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid.?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Peri-Colace: Peri-colace contains a laxative in addition to a stool softener. Colace (docusate sodium) by itself contains a stool softener only. Colace (docusate sodium) by itself if you don't have constipation is the therapy for hemorrhoid a.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Slight difference: Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener. Pericolace is a stool softener plus a laxative. Treatment for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid is to keep the stools formed and soft. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of fiber in your diet. Colace (docusate sodium) is probably better especially when combined with a high fiber diet.

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