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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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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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Can you take docusate sodium with high blood pressure?

Yes: Docusate is not a problem with high blood pressure. But check with your doctor to make sure there's no other reason for you not to take it. ...Read more

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Still can't take a poop after colace (docusate sodium) what's the problem?

Constipation: Colace is a stool softener and may not be adequate to trigger a bowel movement right away. Other products such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) may be more effective. Try to avoid stimulating laxatives such as ex-lax or ducolax if you can. ...Read more

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I have a sever Postpartum constipation I take colace (docusate sodium) and nothing happened. What can I do?

I have a sever Postpartum constipation I take colace (docusate sodium) and nothing happened. What can I do?

Constipation: Try a high fiber diet consisting orfruits, vegetables, nuts, figs prunes and raisins. Also eat high fiber cereal. Go easy on the milk and milk products. If diet doesn't helptry using miralax (polyethylene glycol) ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Constipation concern: Constipation is a common side effect of Ultram, but not of Lidoderm. Change in bowel habits is a concern, and is best evaluated by your doctor, who will perform an examination and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Colace (Definition)

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