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Doctor insights on: It Is Safe To Take Docusate Everyday

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Is it safe to take docusate calcium daily?

Is it safe to take docusate calcium daily?

Not advised: Taking any laxative daily can become addicting, and then you will have major problems if you ever stop. Try not to use it more than 2-3 days in a row. ...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 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 am taking stool softener, (docusate sodium) 2 a day it is really helping me. Is it safe to take it for a long time, or there is alternatives?

I am taking stool softener, (docusate sodium) 2 a day it is really helping me. Is it safe to take it for a long time, or there is alternatives?

Constipation: Long term laxatives are not great for the bowels. If possible add magnesium 250mg once per day to your routine and that may help increase absorption into the gut and help you taper off the laxatives. Also don't forget to drink a lot of water to soften the bowels and fiber to keep things moving. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant & have bad constipation&am very bloated. Its bad. I have docusate sodium 100mg & was wondering if it was safe to take 6 instead of 1-3?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant & have bad constipation&am very bloated. Its bad. I have docusate sodium 100mg & was wondering if it was safe to take 6 instead of 1-3?

Follow the label: For now, follow the label on the docusate. Next, go see your OB doctor and ask what to do - it's going to be a long 9.5 months! Make sure you are eating very healthy foods - avoid fast food, processed foods (like cheetos, frozen dinners, etc.). Eat lots of fresh veggies. Don't drink pop or fruit juice (stick to water and milk). Avoid rice and applesauce (both will constipate). Add prunes! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take biotin, prenatals, vitamin d, etodolac, and docusate sodium together?

Is it safe to take biotin, prenatals, vitamin d, etodolac, and docusate sodium together?

Yes: Hi. I cannot see any adverse consequences to taking them all together. Taking vitamin D and etodolac with food may augment absorption and lessen GI upset, respectively. Be healthy! ...Read more

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Should I take docusate soduim everyday for constipation?

Should I take docusate soduim everyday for constipation?

Better change diet: Its better to make diet changes to resolve constipation. Increasing water and adding fiber to your diet can can help soften your stool and decrease your need for docusate. ...Read more

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Is docusate safer than a laxative?

Is docusate safer than a laxative?

Yes: Docusate is safer because it really only softens the stool allowing it to transit through your system more easily. It is not actually absorbed by your body. Laxatives, while more effective in the short term, can potentially rob your body of needed electrolytes. Use with caution. ...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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Is it dangerous to take bisacodyl, senna, and docusate together?

Is it dangerous to take bisacodyl, senna, and docusate together?

Oh my gosh: Why would you do that? That isn't a good idea. See that you have had all kinds of GI studies - please discuss this with your GI health provider. ...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)?

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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I'm on morphine sr if I take sennosides/docusate 2 pills maybe twice week is ok? Any other herbs help constipation induced by narcotics?

I'm on morphine sr if I take sennosides/docusate 2 pills maybe twice week is ok? Any other herbs help constipation induced by narcotics?

Fluids and miralax (polyethylene glycol): Drinking plenty of fluids and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) daily can help. The occasional use of sennosides is ok. Docusate is a softener only so it is ok daily. Consider weaning off the morphine if possible. ...Read more

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I am badly constipated. Miralax and senna do not help much. Can I take bisacodyl and docusate at the same time?

I am badly constipated. Miralax and senna do not help much. Can I take bisacodyl and docusate at the same time?

Yes.: Docusate is a stool softener, bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative, miralax is a polyethylene glycol laxative.

Other options would include magnesium citrate which is a liquid bottle sold over the counter, or milk of magnesia. Other consideration would be to work from the other end with an enema like a Fleets enema. Sometimes these can be helpful for severe constipation. ...Read more