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Docusate Sodium Allergy In 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
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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
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
I do not know: But you can always dissove it in water also. ...Read more
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
So I should stop docusate sodium, and start magnezium 250mg, aren't both of them laxatives. And how long I should stay with magnesium?
Is Colace (docusate sodium) ok to take for long term? Have bee taking daily for 3 years (during and following chemotherapy). Different opinions among doctors.
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
How long can stool softners take to work? Tonight will be my 3rd night taking Colace (docusate sodium). I took 1 pill each of 1st 2 nights. Tonight will take 2 pills.
Usually 1-3 days: It usually starts to work within 1 to 3 days, but it may take up to 5 days to work. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Should be fine: Ok to do so.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Honestly, in act. practice, how harmful is it to take docusate sodium everyday? It's supposed to be fairly gentle, but electrol. imbal. warnings...
Over-kill: I wouldn't do that.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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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