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How long can stool softners take to work? Tonight will be my 3rd night taking Colace (docusate sodium). I took 1 pill each of 1st 2 nights. Tonight will take 2 pills.

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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In brief: Usually 1-3 days

It usually starts to work within 1 to 3 days, but it may take up to 5 days to work.

In brief: Usually 1-3 days

It usually starts to work within 1 to 3 days, but it may take up to 5 days to work.
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Dr. David Ziring
And Colace is rather weak as far as laxatives go.
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