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Colace vs. Dulcolax for Constipation

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Colace

OTC
/ 44,606 posts
Other Names: Stool Softener   Doculax   Correctol   Enemeez   Doc Q Lace

Dulcolax

OTC
/ 14,578 posts
Other Names: Laxative   Ex Lax   Correctol   Gentle Laxative
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 44,606 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 14,578 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate or docusate sodium (International Nonproprietary Name, ) – often referred to as DSS, Aerosol OT or AOT – is a common ingredient in consumer products, especially laxatives of the stool softener type. I... Read more on Wikipedia
Bisacodyl (International Nonproprietary Name) is a stimulant laxative drug. It is typically prescribed for relief of constipation and for the management of neurogenic bowel dysfunction as well as part of bowel preparation before medical examinations, suc... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Colace vs. Dulcolax

829 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
me taking an colace (over the counter) and it helped with...
...obgyn had me taking an colace (over the counter) and it helped with constipation. ...magnesium citrate, took colace and dulcolax. It all really worked fast but ...hospital I took colace to h...
explosive diarrhea. I got colace post partum, which helped...
...it after it gave me explosive diarrhea. I got colace post partum, which helped. At home if I got desperate, I'd take a colace and use a dulcolax suppository. That usually worked. I often did th...
switch me to Colace. It still did not help me. So they told...
...me to Colace. It still did not help me. So they told me to get a stool softner and take it three times a week. So I bought the Dulcolax (gentle and easy) and it works the best....
immediately after the birth. Unfortunately it didn't help...
...started giving me Colace immediately after the birth. Unfortunately it didn't help much because I ...in addition to the Colace. It still didn't work, so ultimately they gave me Dulcolax and af...
well for me. I have tried the colace, but it didn't seem...
...well for me. I have tried the colace, but it didn't...
I became so constipated that it caused hemorrhoids. I...
...you tried taking Colace? I became so constipated that it caused hemorrhoids. I use witch ...days I took 2 Colace and the ...a bowel movement I finally felt normal again. The Colace helped to ...
It's so awful. Colace does nothing, I eat fiber, drink...
...It's so awful. Colace does nothing, I eat ...in them! The dr recommended that I take a dulcolax suppository and it helped for the moment, but I was still constipated. It's common throughout...
recommended Colace but it didn't work to good. It seems...
...already had an experience with the constipation and ...doctor recommended Colace but it didn't work to good. It seems like Dulcolax is helping some . Sometimes she has to take 2 but it helps. T...
Colace. I did and it seems to be helping tremendously!!!...
...Dr. said that my pain was from the ...was using. I had been taking Dulcolax but he said it was ...on the system to switch to Colace. I did and it seems to be helping tremendously!!! No mor...
4 days. took colace and didn't help..so got dulcolax..in...
...in awhile i have to cough due to allergies..so i take my claritin daily. the cough ...go at 4 days. took colace and didn't help..so got dulcolax..in 5 minutes it works..its a wonderful feeling ...
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