Chewable Fiber vs Stool Softener

Chewable Fiber
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Stool Softener
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Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.2
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
783 Discussions
57,799 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
Chewable Fiber is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for Bloating
Stool Softener is approved for Constipation and Gastrointestinal Gas and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Che
Dizziness
2
Hemorrhoids
2
Depression
2
Cancer
1
Gagging
1
Spotting
1
PMS
1
Dry Mouth
1
Addiction
1
Hair Loss
1
Sto
Weight Gain
3
Blood Clots
1
Contractions
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Incontinence
1
Opiate Withdrawal
1
Paranoia
1
Soft Stools
1
Diverticulitis
1
Tingling
1
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Chewable Fiber
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Stool Softener
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Dizziness
Che
Sto
2
0
Hemorrhoids
Che
Sto
2
0
Depression
Che
Sto
2
0
Cancer
Che
Sto
1
0
Gagging
Che
Sto
1
0
Spotting
Che
Sto
1
0
PMS
Che
Sto
1
0
Dry Mouth
Che
Sto
1
0
Addiction
Che
Sto
1
0
Hair Loss
Che
Sto
1
0
Weight Gain
Sto
Che
3
0
Blood Clots
Sto
Che
1
0
Contractions
Sto
Che
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Sto
Che
1
0
Incontinence
Sto
Che
1
0
Opiate Withdrawal
Sto
Che
1
0
Paranoia
Sto
Che
1
0
Soft Stools
Sto
Che
1
0
Diverticulitis
Sto
Che
1
0
Tingling
Sto
Che
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Chewable Fiber and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Stool Softener and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Tablet: 1 gram, 1250 mg
Capsule: 50 mg, 100 mg, 240 mg, 250 mg, 30-100 mg
Liquid: 150 mg/15 mL, 50 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 100 mg, 8.6-50 mg
Syrup: 60 mg/15 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Guar Gum
Docusate Sodium, Docusate Calcium, Sennosides/Docusate Sodium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Chewable Fiber and Stool Softener: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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