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13 YO daughter complaining of stomach pains. Lab work is normal. Xray shows feces in abdomen. What could this mean? Awaiting appt w/ GI spec. Rx Colace (docusate sodium)

Constipation. If x-rays consistent with constipation you recommend a "MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol)" cleanout. This involves staying close to home and a toilet and I would give her one capful of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in 8 ounces of diluted Gatorade ( I like G2 Half water, half G2). This mixture is given over 24 to 48 hours along with a low residue diet (broth, Jell-O, Popsicles). post clean out diet should be healthy. Check with her primary M.D. Read more...

How often can I safely ingest docusate sodium?

No wrong way. Very safe up to 4 times per day. Docusate sodium is a soap which is not absorbed. There is no wrong way to take it. If you find that taking it in a certain way is better for you, by all means, continue. Read more...

When are there side effects of docusate sodium?

GI mostly, . Can cause diarrhea, cramps, elctrolyte (blood chemistry) abnormalities, rarely rash or throat irritation. Side effects within 1-3 days. Read more...