Drug interactions between Colace and mineral oil
Interactions between your drugs
mineral oil ↔ docusate
Applies to:mineral oil and Colace (docusate)
Ask your doctor before using docusate together with mineral oil. Using these medications together is not recommended and can increase the absorption of mineral oil. Some common side effects of mineral oil are loss of normal reflexes to move your bowels, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Drug and food interactions
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Stool softeners and lubricants
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'stool softeners and lubricants' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'stool softeners and lubricants' category:
- docusate (active ingredient in Colace (docusate))
- mineral oil
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.