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Are Colace (docusate sodium) Clear stool softeners safe to use daily? I've been taking 1 a day for a few days now

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes, but...

it is perfectly OK to use Colace (docusate sodium) on a daily basis, but for no longer than a week.
If you continue to have constipation beyond that time, then Colace (docusate sodium) is not the proper medication to be using. You should consult with your doctor about a plan for the long-term. In the meantime, adding in extra fiber to your diet and perhaps taking a fiber supplement such as Metamucil maybe useful. Good luck.

In brief: Yes, but...

it is perfectly OK to use Colace (docusate sodium) on a daily basis, but for no longer than a week.
If you continue to have constipation beyond that time, then Colace (docusate sodium) is not the proper medication to be using. You should consult with your doctor about a plan for the long-term. In the meantime, adding in extra fiber to your diet and perhaps taking a fiber supplement such as Metamucil maybe useful. Good luck.
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