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, ...show all 53 brand names
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Reviews for Docusate to treat 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
5 users found this comment helpful.
"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
2 users found this comment helpful.
Dulcolax Stool Softener (docusate): "Still hard after a few consecutive daily doses"
Ray.Zen October 6, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
"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
6 users found this comment helpful.
"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.
"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): "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
141 users found this comment helpful.
Ex-Lax Stool Softener (docusate): "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): "Helps stop the pain of feeling constipated, and my stool isn't runny."
Anonymous May 20, 2010
110 users found this comment helpful.
"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
25 users found this comment helpful.
Enemeez Mini (docusate): "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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