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Is Colace a laxative or a stool softener?
Last Updated: 20th February, 2020
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Thereof, what is the difference between a laxative and a stool softener?
First of all, let's sort out the difference between stool softeners and laxatives. A laxative is a substance that you use to help you have a bowel movement. A stool softener is a type of laxative, called an emollient laxative. All laxatives are used to relieve constipation.
Also, do stool softeners make you poop? Stool softeners and other laxatives are standard treatments for occasional constipation. Laxatives are products that help people to poop by causing bowel movements. Stool softeners are a type of laxative that works by drawing water into the stool, making it softer and more comfortable to pass.
Subsequently, question is, is Dulcolax a laxative or a stool softener?
No. The active ingredient, docusate sodium, encourages the mixture of water and dietary fat within the hard stool, turning it softer.
Can you take a stool softener daily?
Stool softeners you can buy over-the-counter are effective for most people. While they are only intended for short-term relief of constipation, using a daily stool softener long-term probably is not harmful. For many people, dietary changes can be an effective way to relieve constipation.