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Is docusate safer than a laxative?

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Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Docusate is safer because it really only softens the stool allowing it to transit through your system more easily.
It is not actually absorbed by your body. Laxatives, while more effective in the short term, can potentially rob your body of needed electrolytes. Use with caution.

In brief: Yes

Docusate is safer because it really only softens the stool allowing it to transit through your system more easily.
It is not actually absorbed by your body. Laxatives, while more effective in the short term, can potentially rob your body of needed electrolytes. Use with caution.
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