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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. Rex Mahnensmith
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Medication: I take 2 Colace (generic Docusate sodium) daily per doctor for chronic constipation. Can this discolor urine because of red dye?

Medication:  I take 2 Colace (generic Docusate sodium) daily per doctor for chronic constipation. Can this discolor urine because of red dye?

Pharmacist: I know of countless patients who took this stool softener and never encountered reports of this side effect. Your pharmacist can be of great help in answering any questions about your medications as he/she has access to much information about them. ...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 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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Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Can I take (1) standard 17g dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) in addition to 100mg Docusate Sodium for short term (2-3 days) issues with constipation?

Yes you can: The most important thing in constipation is hydration and adjusting eating habits to more fruits and vegetables and avoiding pop and soda. I encourage you to eat more fibers. In addition, taking stool softeners and laxatives from time to time might be helpful. ...Read more

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