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Are either senna or colace (docusate sodium) made in an oral suspension for children?

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Dr. Alan Mease
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In brief: Constipation

Yes there are liquid forms of both.
Check with your local pharmacist. The more important question is why a child would need to take such a laxative or stool softener? These are safe to use in children but the underlying cause of chronic constipation in a child requires evaluation by a doctor. The most common cause is lack of fluids and fiber deficient diet. Discuss with a pediatrician.

In brief: Constipation

Yes there are liquid forms of both.
Check with your local pharmacist. The more important question is why a child would need to take such a laxative or stool softener? These are safe to use in children but the underlying cause of chronic constipation in a child requires evaluation by a doctor. The most common cause is lack of fluids and fiber deficient diet. Discuss with a pediatrician.
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