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Is Docusate Sodium A Laxative
Softener vs laxative: There are many different ways to deal w/constipation, starting 1st w/fiber, fluids & exercise. Failing that, stool softeners do exactly that - soften stool, typically by increasing water content. Laxatives OTOH irritate bowel into having a bowel movement. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/constipation/in-depth/laxatives/art-20045906 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?
I am on dialysis. I cannot stand those fiber drinks. Can I take 2 colaces (docusate sodium) a day? I know the gastrointerologist does not like using laxatives.
Ask Doctor: Colace can have added sodium (docusate sodium) in it, and your nephrologist may not want you taking things that can upset your electrolytes, even if it's such a small dose through your stool softener. So, consult with him/her first, and then you'll have peace of mind. Instead of the laxative drink, you maybe could do it naturally eating organic greens/vegetables instead. Read more
36 weeks preg. Struggled whole pregnanvy w constipation. Milk of mag colace (docusate sodium) duralax nothing is working can I take a laxative in pill form? I'm miserabl
Barium Sulfate for CT scan two nights ago. Feeling blocked. Is Senokot-S or docusate sodium ok to use? Or should I use traditional laxative?
A common problem: Here's a link for you to consider: https://www. Inspire. Com/groups/agmd-gi-motility/discussion/constipation-after-ct-scan-with-barium/ 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
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
HEllo. I haven't had a BM in almost 5 days. I've done a glycerin, colace (docusate sodium) and mirilax x 2.
Honestly, in act. Practice, how harmful is it to take docusate sodium everyday? It's supposed to be fairly gentle, but electrol. Imbal. Warnings...
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
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