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Can a combo of celexa, colace (docusate sodium) and topimax cause me to become lactose intolerant?

Not likely. Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency in the production of lactase which breaks down the sugar lactose. Some people lack that enzyme completely and many people do not make enough so they become lactose intolerance. This can be acquired after an infection but not after taking those medications. Read more...

Can Lidoderm patch on lower back cause constipation? I also take Ultram50mg. How safe is it to take a colace (docusate sodium) twice a day indefinitely?

Constipation concern. Constipation is a common side effect of Ultram, but not of Lidoderm. Change in bowel habits is a concern, and is best evaluated by your doctor, who will perform an examination and order appropriate tests. Read more...

How long should it take for hemorrhoids to clear up if I'm taking colace (docusate sodium) every day?

Not just hemorrhoids. Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. Read more...

Do any jelly beans contain colace (docusate sodium)?

No. Although corn syrup is a mild laxative. And sugar free candies contain sugar like alcohols such as manitol , xylitol which are also mild laxatives. Read more...

Is it true that docusate sodium is a soap which is not absorbed?

No. It lowers the surface tension of water allowing water to stick to other things, so it softens stools by increasing the amount of water in the stool. It is also used in soaps and shampoos to allow the soap and water to breakdown the oils on the skin and hair. It is also used in pesticides to allow the pesticide to stick to plants and bugs. Read more...