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Peri Colace Dose
Explanation of lax: colace is not a laxative, just a softener-acts a litle like adding slipperyness to stool so it comes out easy-no stimulants miralax is a lavage, so it just goes thru your pipes and takes everything with it. so it acts like a laxative but not by stimulation of the intestines amitiza (like Linzess) simply interferes with absorption of water from the colon, making the stools more moist ...Read more
While peri-colace sheet suggests taking at bed time to heal anal fissure& hemorrhoid, what best time for regular colace can be taken and how often/day?
CHANGE MEDS: I would not continue to taken colace or pericolace.These are not as effective as bulk meds such as metamucil or benefiber for aiding more normal stool evacuation with less straning. This will help prevent recurrent perianl disease such as fissures and hemorhoids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is peri-colace used for. Any differences between it & regular capsules colace. Which one is better for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid.?
Slight difference: Colace is a stool softener. Pericolace is a stool softener plus a laxative. Treatment for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid is to keep the stools formed and soft. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of fiber in your diet. Colace is probably better especially when combined with a high fiber diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the best.: Instead of using Colace a long term, a better approach would be to increase the amount of fiber in your diet and consider a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, daily. When you do that, you should ramp up the fiber slowly, to avoid getting gassy, and you should increase the amount of fluid intake in addition. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you increase BM frequency? I have a BM maybe twice a week with colace. How do I make sure I am more regular?
Several things: Make sure that you have reasonable intake of fiber which means a diet that includes roughage like in the case of green leafy vegetables. You also want to make sure you stay well hydrated. Additionally you want to remain active, as activity does stimulate normal gastrointestinal motility. This is a reasonable place to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dulcolax: Dulcolax probably better in an acute situations with no bowel movements in few days. Colace is sometimes used on a daily basis for patients with a tendency to constipation and it takes longer for its effect. Given your age would suggest light exercise and good hydration along with a high fiber diet. ...Read more