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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)?
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: Yes, you can take them togetherGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a sever Postpartum constipation I take colace (docusate sodium) and nothing happened. What can I do?
I have major pain of hemroids. Can I take colace (docusate sodium) pills on a daily basis? Would that get my stool to me soft
Hemorrhoid pain: Hemorrhoid pain can sometimes be relieved by using stool softeners. It is okay to use Colace (docusate sodium) on a daily basis for a short period of time to see if it will help. I would also increase the amount of fiber in your diet and your fluid intake for now. You might even consider a daily dose of Metamucil with extra fluid for now. If this doesn't help, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Which medication is safe during breastfeeding for constipation. I take colace (docusate sodium) and it's not effective doesn't work?
Severe constipation for 1+yr. On amitiza, colace, & take mag citrate capsules daily - kept me going but not regular. Had colonoscopy Mon. No BM since.
Constipation: I assume that your colonoscopy was unrevealing. It is not unusual to go a few days without a bowel movement after getting thoroughly cleaned out for a colonoscopy. Your gastroenterologist will give you dietary advice as well as critique your treatment regimen. If you have no urge to have bm's, then softeners and stimulants are indicated. If you get urge, work from below with suppositories and enemas ...Read more
Can Lidoderm patch on lower back cause constipation? I also take Ultram50mg. How safe is it to take a colace (docusate sodium) twice a day indefinitely?
I take colace & miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily - occasionally 2 tsp of Calm powder. When I do, I see black floating drops that leave orange oily residue??? what's that?
Not certain.: An oily residue may indicate that CALM may be interfering with your intestine's absorption of dietary fat. Magnesium can react with other substances in the intestine. There is NO evidence that a person eating a normal diet needs additional magnesium and no evidence that Calm has any positive effects in a healthy person. If it made my stool look like that, I personally wouldn't use it. ...Read more
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