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Laxative vs. Stool Softener for Bloating

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Laxative

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/ 96,683 posts
Other Names: Metamucil   Dulcolax   Psyllium   Senokot   Fiber Supplement

Stool Softener

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/ 42,168 posts
Other Names: Colace   Doculax   Peri Colace   Senokot S   Surfak
Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Based on 96,683 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2 out of 5
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Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are foods, compounds, or drugs taken to induce bowel movements or to loosen the Feces, most often taken to treat constipation. Certain stimulant, lubricant, and saline laxatives are used to evacuate the Col... Read more on Wikipedia
Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are foods, compounds, or drugs taken to induce bowel movements or to loosen the Feces, most often taken to treat constipation. Certain stimulant, lubricant, and saline laxatives are used to evacuate the Col... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Laxative + Stool Softener + Bloating

146 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
they prescribed, but I think I'm going to try a laxative...
...gas today, butd still no bowel movement . I have been taking a stool softener they prescribed, but I think I'm going to...
stool softener and staying away from the Laxative drink...
...now I am scared to go again...LOL.... I JUST CAN'T WIN!! My sister suggested switching to colace stool softener and staying away from the Laxative drink (MOM)..but maybe one more swig would do m...
a stool softener at the least to a laxative agent at the...
...ask for the testing to be done. And from what I have read, taking something (like a stool softener at the least to a laxative agent at the most) more daily can help keep impaction from...
is a laxative, maybe try switching to a stool softener...
...severe pubic pain. I ...belly from constipation. Is colace a stool softener or a laxative? I can't remember. But laxatives can induce contractions. If colace is a laxative, maybe try switching t...
the strong laxative and instead took a stool softener...
...strength stimulant laxative. It was quite worrying for me so I stopped the strong laxative and instead took a stool softener when...
drugstore and they recommended senna Plus it is a laxative...
...days and I am sooo bloated. I just went to the drugstore and they recommended senna Plus it is a laxative and stoo...
is not working, so I'm going to switch to a laxative...
...I, too, have numbness at incision ...days I've had bright red bleeding - although ...- well almost The stool softener is not working, so I'm going to switch to a laxative just to get things...
too not a laxative! I'm going to give miralax a try...
...think the dulcolax is a stool softener too not a laxative! I'm going to give miralax a try...
so i may switch to colace as it has a laxative as well...
...to take 2 peri-colace each day without success so i may switch to colace as it has a laxative as well as stool softener....all ...
laxative, to the docusate sodium (the stool softener...
...clear. Colace is a stool softener containing only docusate sodium. ...which is a stimulant laxative, to the docusate sodium (the stool softener ingredient). The two are...
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