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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is it okay to take a stool softener (one pill 100mg docusate sodium) with birth control pills (desmin 20)? my girlfriend did so and i'm very unsure...

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: That should not cause a problem.
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