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A 55-year-old male asked:

While peri-colace (docusate sodium) sheet suggests taking at bed time to heal anal fissure& hemorrhoid, what best time for regular colace (docusate sodium) can be taken and how often/day?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Fine
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Anal fissure: Colace (docusate sodium) 1 2x day to have to soft bms a day.
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 54 years experience
CHANGE MEDS: I would not continue to taken colace (docusate sodium) or pericolace (docusate sodium).These are not as effective as bulk meds such as metamucil or benefiber for aiding more normal stool evacuation with less straning. This will help prevent recurrent perianl disease such as fissures and hemorhoids.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Induces BM: Pericolace recommends at bedtime since it tries to stimulate a BM it is better to do that at home. The best time to take Colace (docusate sodium) is whenever it is best for you to remember to take. Depending on the mg, the usual dose is 1 to 2 times daily.

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Last updated Aug 11, 2018

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