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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Docusate Sodium (Definition)

Docusate sodium is a laxative which is a ...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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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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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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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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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 I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and colace together?

Yes: No contraindication to taking both of these together. Don't venture to far from a bathroom. Good luck! ...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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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Colace (Definition)

Colace is a laxative which is a ...Read more