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Are either senna or colace (docusate sodium) made in an oral suspension for children?

Are either senna or colace (docusate sodium) made in an oral suspension for children?

Constipation: Yes there are liquid forms of both. Check with your local pharmacist. The more important question is why a child would need to take such a laxative or stool softener? These are safe to use in children but the underlying cause of chronic constipation in a child requires evaluation by a doctor. The most common cause is lack of fluids and fiber deficient diet. Discuss with a pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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How long should it take for hemorrhoids to clear up if I'm taking colace (docusate sodium) every day?

How long should it take for hemorrhoids to clear up if I'm taking colace (docusate sodium) every day?

Not just hemorrhoids: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs taking too much colace (docusate sodium)?

Can you tell me what occurs taking too much colace (docusate sodium)?

Docusate overdose?: Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea. See link for more info: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/docusate. Html ...Read more

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When are there side effects of docusate sodium?

When are there side effects of docusate sodium?

GI mostly,: Can cause diarrhea, cramps, elctrolyte (blood chemistry) abnormalities, rarely rash or throat irritation. Side effects within 1-3 days. ...Read more

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Is colace (docusate sodium) excreted in breastmilk?

Is colace (docusate sodium) excreted in breastmilk?

Minimal if any: This material will end up in the bile but has not been detected in the breast milk. It is considerd safe for baby during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can I take bisacodyl usp and docusate sodium together?

NO: These are the same medication- do not overuse laxatives. Use 8-10 glasses of fluid, fiber (fruit, vegetables, cereals) and bran. ...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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I have ibs, how often can I take colace (docusate sodium)?

I have ibs, how often can I take colace (docusate sodium)?

It depends: Ibs presents itself as constipation predominant, diarrhea predominant or mixed. Sometime patients can have one type and then switch to the other type. If you are constipated, colace (docusate sodium) can be taken in a dose of 50-100mg one to two times a day. When you have regular bowel movement or diarrhea, please stop it. Good luck. ...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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So I should stop docusate sodium, and start magnezium 250mg, aren't both of them laxatives. And how long I should stay with magnesium?

Both help BM's: By increasing the water content of stool, making it softer and easier to pass. There should not be used longer than a few days without being under the care of a physician.Magnesium might be a little stronger. ...Read more

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Is Colace (docusate sodium) just as beneficial as drinking Optifiber in water? The brand of mix I use is made by Xymogen highly recommended but it is expensive.

Colace (docusate sodium) vs fiber: Fiber is superior to any ducosate product for colon health and regularity. Aim to eat 5 or more servings of fruit and veg per day. Add high fiber oatmeal. Add bran. If this seems too much, start with high fiber oatmeal daily, one apple or pear daily, two dried prunes or apricots daily, plus Optifiber. Drink 48 oz of fluid daily as minimum. Walk daily. ...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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How often can I safely ingest docusate sodium?

No wrong way.: Very safe up to 4 times per day. Docusate sodium is a soap which is not absorbed. There is no wrong way to take it. If you find that taking it in a certain way is better for you, by all means, continue. ...Read more

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Colace (docusate sodium) or ducolax which is better?

Dulcolax: Dulcolax probably better in an acute situations with no bowel movements in few days. Colace (docusate sodium) is sometimes used on a daily basis for patients with a tendency to constipation and it takes longer for its effect. Given your age would suggest light exercise and good hydration along with a high fiber diet. ...Read more

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Do any jelly beans contain colace (docusate sodium)?

No: Although corn syrup is a mild laxative. And sugar free candies contain sugar like alcohols such as manitol, xylitol which are also mild laxatives. ...Read more

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Is it true that docusate sodium is a soap which is not absorbed?

Is it true that docusate sodium is a soap which is not absorbed?

No: It lowers the surface tension of water allowing water to stick to other things, so it softens stools by increasing the amount of water in the stool.
It is also used in soaps and shampoos to allow the soap and water to breakdown the oils on the skin and hair. It is also used in pesticides to allow the pesticide to stick to plants and bugs. ...Read more

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Is colace (docusate sodium) necessary? Best to take it as liquid?

Solace: If you need it yes. If not no. Liquid works better in some. Let's chat to get a better answer for YOU! ...Read more

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Is docusate sodium a laxative?

Docusate: Technically, colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener.
Docusate has been shown to be minimally effective. There are much better choices for maintaining an effective bowel regimen. ...Read more

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Is colace (docusate sodium) a laxative?

Is colace (docusate sodium) a laxative?

No,: It is a stool softener. It does not increase motility as a function of most laxatives. ...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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Does elder need to take colace (docusate sodium) daily if in nursing home? Ordered prn.

Depends on stooling: A lot of nursing home patients have a difficult time with stooling. Some medications, especially opiate pain medications, are constipating. For those individuals colace (docusate sodium) is a necessary thing. Not all though, and if stooling is going well, there's no reason to add another medication. Much also depends on the ability to generate enough force to get the stool out. ...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 am on colace (docusate sodium) to treat hemorrjoids and anal fissure. Looks like I will be on it for a long time. Is it safe?

Colace (docusate sodium) stool softene: Colace (docusate sodium) is very safe as a stool softener. Try to incorporate more water and eat more fruit and vegetables into your diet. ...Read more

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Can I take a spoon full of mom if I had my appendix removed last Saturday I haven't went to restroom I am taking colace (docusate sodium) but its not helping yet?

Can I take a spoon full of mom if I had my appendix removed last Saturday I haven't went to restroom I am taking colace (docusate sodium) but its not helping yet?

Yes: Its ok to use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Also, be sure to drink plenty of liquids to avoid dehydration. If you're continuing to have trouble, call your surgeon's office for more advice. You'll be ok, sometimes it just takes time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I asked my Dr. About taking colace (docusate sodium) daily and he said the only problem is it stains the colon. Is this a big deal? I give it to my 16 yr. Old daily.

Why??: Is she constipated? That is the reason to take it. It helps loosen your stool. If she is constipated the first thing to think about is her diet. The foods that cause constipation are: rice, oatmeal, barley, milk, bananas. First thing is to eliminate those from diet for a week or two. See what happens to her stool and proceed from there. ...Read more

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I have hard stool, is polythene glycol 3350 a good substitute for colace (docusate sodium) if you don't have it?

I have hard stool, is polythene glycol 3350 a good substitute for colace (docusate sodium) if you don't have it?

Constipation: Yes th
e compound sited can be very effective, no major side effects adequate water must be consumed. 17 gram in 8 ounces of fluid. ...Read more

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How effective are stool softeners (such as docusate sodium)?

How effective are stool softeners (such as docusate sodium)?

Probably okay, but..: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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Docusate Sodium (Definition)

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