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I have a sever Postpartum constipation I take colace (docusate sodium) and nothing happened. What can I do?

Constipation. Try a high fiber diet consisting orfruits, vegetables,nuts, figs prunes and raisins. Also eat high fiber cereal. Go easy on the milk and milk products. If diet doesn't helptry using miralax (polyethylene glycol) Read more...

I have major pain of hemroids. Can I take colace (docusate sodium) pills on a daily basis? Would that get my stool to me soft

Hemorrhoid pain. hemorrhoid pain can sometimes be relieved by using stool softeners. It is okay to use Colace (docusate sodium) on a daily basis for a short period of time to see if it will help. I would also increase the amount of fiber in your diet and your fluid intake for now. You might even consider a daily dose of Metamucil with extra fluid for now. If this doesn't help, see your doctor. Good luck. Read more...

Does elder need to take colace (docusate sodium) daily if in nursing home? Ordered prn.

Depends on stooling. A lot of nursing home patients have a difficult time with stooling. Some medications, especially opiate pain medications, are constipating. For those individuals colace (docusate sodium) is a necessary thing. Not all though, and if stooling is going well, there's no reason to add another medication. Much also depends on the ability to generate enough force to get the stool out. Read more...