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How Much Colace Should I Take
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
Don't drink much water,nor eat much fiber.My meals for most part are healthy-I have some veggies/fruit too but take Docusate Sodium daily w/IBS. Bad?
IBS: IF that is working for you with you IBS, then I say , yay. Go for it. ...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...
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
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
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.
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
Yes: No contraindication to taking both of these together. Don't venture to far from a bathroom. Good luck! ...Read more
Over-kill: I wouldn't do that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Colace (docusate sodium) after fleets: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would it be okay to take colace pill every day for more then a week like miralax (polyethylene glycol)?
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