Is it ok to use colace (docusate sodium) long term?

Not the best. Instead of using Colace (docusate sodium) a long term, a better approach would be to increase the amount of fiber in your diet and consider a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, daily. When you do that, you should ramp up the fiber slowly, to avoid getting gassy, and you should increase the amount of fluid intake in addition. Good luck.
Yes. It is fine to use colace (docusate sodium) long term. Stool softeners however are not very effective in treating constipation. You might do better with a psyllium supplement like metamucil.

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What is difference between taking magnezium 250mg a day or 2 docusate sodium a day, and how long should I stay on either one of them.

Both work. By increasing the water content of stool.You should not use longer that a few days without being under the care of a physician. Magnesium might be a little stronger. Read more...

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

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So I should stop docusate sodium, and start magnezium 250mg, aren't both of them laxatives. And how long I should stay with magnesium?

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I don't know illness. In general, for long term laxative use, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is recommended or something on the order of metamucil, but it depends on the condition you are treating, this is an important issue that you should discuss with your family doctor or GI doctor because there are medically dangerous conditions that can cause constipation and your should never treat constipation without being under a doctor;s care. Read more...

Diagnosed with blood and a fissure. I take hydrocortisone acetate suppositories and colace (docusate sodium). How long will this last?

Depends. This could take several weeks to heal. One thing is to see a surgeon to get evaluated to see what caused the fissure. But the first line is to keep the stools soft. Read more...