User Reviews for Docusate
Also known as: Aqualax, Calcium Stool Softener, Calube, Colace, Colace Micro-Enema, Correctol Softgel Extra Gentle, D-S Caps, DC-240, Dialose, Diocto, Dioctocal, Dioctosoftez, Dioctyn, Dioeze, Dionex, Doc-Q-Lace, Docu, Docu Soft, Docucal, Doculase, Docuprene, Docusil, Docusoft S, DocuSol, DocuSol Kids, DOK, DOS, Doss-Relief, DSS, Dulcolax Stool Softener, Enemeez Mini, Ex-Lax Stool Softener, Fleet Sof-Lax Stool Softener, Genasoft, Kao-Tin, Kaopectate Stool Softener, Kasof, Modane Soft, Octycine-100, Octycine-250, Pedia-Lax Liquid Stool Softener, Pedia-Lax Stool Softener, Phillips Stool Softener, Promolaxin, Regulax SS, Silace, Sulfalax Calcium, Sulfolax, Sur-Q-Lax, Surfak, Surfak Stool Softener, Therevac-SB, Vacuant …show all brand names
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Reviews for Docusate
For Constipation: "Took 100mg daily in the hospital and it did nothing. My stools were somewhat softer but they still would not pass. I stopped taking it for awhile but after trying high fiber foods to keep me regular, this only helped a little. I needed to drink more water. I ended up on an osmotic laxative and it helped quite a bit but the medication is very expensive and my insurance won't cover it. Finally, I end up using Colace again but this time I took the maximum dose of 300mg before bed. This am I had a bowel movement that was easy but incomplete. So tonight I took another 300mg dose. We shall see how it goes. I am weary of dealing with this chronic problem. Any one have any other suggestions?"
Andromeda Galaxy November 9, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation: "I suffer from hemorrhoids and straining with constipation and my doctor prescribed me Docusate Sodium and I tried it for 6 months. The first maybe 3 months were great but afterwards it started to fail on my and I was back to straining letting out very little BM and someday I would just push and push and then it would all come out and I would be hurting. I don't recommend this pill soft gel to anyone. I now use MiraLax and it is very effective. I love using MiraLax. It works 100% better.."
Jayy92 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 9, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation: "Because of the side effects of the meds I take to address my arthritic lumbar and cervical spine and the resulting chronic back and sciatic pain, I would be severely chronically constipated were it not for daily ingestion of: 1. a dissolvable fiber supplement 2. VERY large doses of docusate sodium 3. senna laxative Any one of the above alone was not sufficient. So I only rate this med a 6."
cbaker853 (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 6, 2016
3 users found this comment helpful.
Dulcolax Stool Softener (docusate) for Constipation: "Still hard after a few consecutive daily doses"
Ray.Zen October 6, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation: "The other medications I take cause some constipation issues. I was placed on Docusate to help ease that. I find 200 mg a day helps immensely. Sometimes (not trying to be gross here) I will get REALLY plugged up. Taking an extra Docusate, for a total of 300 mg, works like a charm. Awesome medication for someone who struggles with mild to moderate daily constipation."
Jwright7784 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 22, 2016
7 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation: "My wife who has Alzheimer's is trying this but is experiencing cramps at night and I suspect it is from this pill. It is softening the bowel motion but the cramping is a bit much, so will try something else. "
big Al pool May 14, 2014
12 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation: "On first 5 days doses it was so effective, but gradually after the fifth day its effect totally decreased, now after a month it has no effect and I believe it causes more constipation. That also was reported from another person I know."
wanees May 28, 2011
27 users found this comment helpful.
Colace (docusate) for Constipation: "Due to so many heart medications and other medications that I take, I have to be careful of anything OTC and Colace is so gentle. It doesn't ever cause cramping or discomfort. It literally does the job nicely. I recommend 100%, something I don't often do. You can take this without being nervous or afraid."
thissiteishelpful January 31, 2011
148 users found this comment helpful.
Ex-Lax Stool Softener (docusate) for Constipation: "I've used Ex-lax several times to help me with constipation due to other medications. I use the one that tastes like chocolate. It's delicious and so easy to take, it's like eating a piece of chocolate. I don't give it a 10 because of the cramps. They're not that bad and I imagine is normal, but apart from that it works very well."
Micfe September 10, 2010
18 users found this comment helpful.
Colace (docusate) for Constipation: "Helps stop the pain of feeling constipated, and my stool isn't runny."
Anonymous May 20, 2010
116 users found this comment helpful.
For Constipation: "I have been on opioid therapy, which causes constipation. My physician ordered me senna s, which is fiber based, with the s being a stimulant. I get cramps when I take the senna, but I don't with this docusate. It works well for me. My only concern is I can't find any information on extended use. I've been using it daily for about 2 weeks, and very thankful."
happy2bgina December 22, 2009
26 users found this comment helpful.
Enemeez Mini (docusate) for Constipation: "The only problem we experienced was the size of the tube. My wife was in a bad auto accident in 1962. Her pelvis was busted up among many other major injuries. She is confined to a wheelchair, so I have to administer the enema. The small size makes it a bit difficult to use but it works great!"
Anonymous August 6, 2009
20 users found this comment helpful.
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