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Is docusate sodium or docusate calcium a better stool softener?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Since calcium tends to constipate, i'd tend to side with the sodium version.
However, people with hypertension who are limiting their sodium intake should probably choose the calcium version. The docusate is the active component; so either version should work. Adding more fiber & fluids to your diet will help keep you regular, too.

In brief: Depends

Since calcium tends to constipate, i'd tend to side with the sodium version.
However, people with hypertension who are limiting their sodium intake should probably choose the calcium version. The docusate is the active component; so either version should work. Adding more fiber & fluids to your diet will help keep you regular, too.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Same

No major difference.

In brief: Same

No major difference.
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