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How long can I use per-colace for constipation?

How long can I use per-colace for constipation?

Usually 1-2 tabs/d: For a week. If you have not responded in that time you should go see your doc. Also, you should also examine your diet and eliminate foods known to cause constipation - rice, grains, barley, milk- and split peas. ...Read more

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Taking colace 50mg for constipation with amiteza and synthroid (thyroxine). Legs ache and muscles hurt in lower legs What can I do and why is this?

Taking colace 50mg for constipation with amiteza and synthroid (thyroxine). Legs ache and muscles hurt in lower legs  What can I do and why is this?

Amitiza (lubiprostone) & thyroid: Amitiza (lubiprostone) can cause joint pain. How long have you been on this med? When was the last time your thyroid was checked? If real recent, was the blood work normal? Hypothyroidism can cause muscle spasms& joint pain even neuropathy type symptoms in the limbs. Drinking tonic H2O or club soda, which contains quinine; eating 1Tbsp mustard, or drinking apple cider vinegar may help muscles w/o prescription. ...Read more

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Is colace (docusate sodium) effective for constipation?

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). ...Read more

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How much colace (docusate sodium) should be taking when feeling constipation?

Need laxative: Colace is a stool softener. For transient constipation, you should add a laxative. Pericolace (combination of stool softener and laxative) or Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) (laxative). ...Read more

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What is an easy way to give my child liquid colace (docusate sodium) to help with his constipation?

What is an easy way to give my child liquid colace (docusate sodium) to help with his constipation?

No easy way: Liquid colace (docusate sodium) is super bitter- it would take a lot of something sweet to make it palable. Ask your physician if you could use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) instead. It is over the counter, mixes well with juice and doesn't have a bitter after taste. Don't forget to increase fluids and whole fibers in your child's diet. Whole grains, whole apples, plums and pears will help. ...Read more

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Almost 2 weeks on lithium & i feel good. I prolly could use an lil more but I am constipation! i started colace (docusate sodium). Is that a side effect to lithium :|?

Almost 2 weeks on lithium & i feel good. I prolly could use an lil more but I am constipation!  i started colace (docusate sodium). Is that a side effect to lithium :|?

No: Your constipation is coming from your iron supplement. If it is persistent i would also have a thyroid level checked because hypothyroidism can cause constipation. Hypothyroidism is also a potential side effect of lithium but usually after long-term use. About 25% of people who use lithium will eventually develop hypothyroidism. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 100mg of docusate sodium daily for chronic constipation?

Is it safe to take 100mg of docusate sodium daily for chronic constipation?

Yes.: Other ways to maintain your plumbing: eat plenty of fruits and veggies, and fiber. Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. You can also take miralax, (polyethylene glycol) which is now over the counter. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sever Postpartum constipation i take colace (docusate sodium) and nothing happened .what can i do?

I have a sever Postpartum constipation i take colace (docusate sodium) and nothing happened .what can i do?

Constipation: Try a high fiber diet consisting orfruits, vegetables,nuts, figs prunes and raisins. Also eat high fiber cereal. Go easy on the milk and milk products. If diet doesn't helptry using miralax (polyethylene glycol) ...Read more

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