What is the difference between docusate and bisacodyl?

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21 May 2010

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Docusate is a stool softener, it increases water retention in the intestines so it is easier to pass stool. Bisacodyl is a stimulant that is used to stop constipation by increasing motor activity in the intestine. Hope this helps.

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