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Is it okay to take stool softeners dayly, long-term?

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Dr. Edward Goldberg
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Yes

See previous answer regarding softeners like docusate (colace) which are safe to use on a daily basis for hard stools.
Don't use daily laxatives though.

In brief: Yes

See previous answer regarding softeners like docusate (colace) which are safe to use on a daily basis for hard stools.
Don't use daily laxatives though.
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