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Is docusate sodium/sennosides appropriate for ibs-c and can it be used "freely", or are there side effects?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

The stool softner and laxative combination will help relieve your symptoms.
Side effects include possible allergic reaction, excessive diarrhea or constipation may persist despite meds. Dehydration and electroltye problems may result if excessive diarrhea.

In brief: Yes

The stool softner and laxative combination will help relieve your symptoms.
Side effects include possible allergic reaction, excessive diarrhea or constipation may persist despite meds. Dehydration and electroltye problems may result if excessive diarrhea.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Melanosis coli

And dependence are the big side effects of continued senna use.
It is better to titrate MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and natural calm. If those over the counter meds don't work there are prescription meds like amatiza or linzess., all that are safer for long term use.0.

In brief: Melanosis coli

And dependence are the big side effects of continued senna use.
It is better to titrate MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and natural calm. If those over the counter meds don't work there are prescription meds like amatiza or linzess., all that are safer for long term use.0.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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