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How often should I take polyethylene glycol 3350 to soften stool?

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Dr. Bryant Cary
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In brief: Careful

Stool softeners that contain docusate are safe to take up to 4 times per day whenever you need it. Peg products can cause problems if used more than once or twice per day, or if used regularly for an extended period of time. Also, drink plenty of water while using laxatives, both to help move things along and prevent dehydration.

In brief: Careful

Stool softeners that contain docusate are safe to take up to 4 times per day whenever you need it. Peg products can cause problems if used more than once or twice per day, or if used regularly for an extended period of time. Also, drink plenty of water while using laxatives, both to help move things along and prevent dehydration.
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