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Colace Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Docusate is a stool softener. It makes stools softer and easier to pass. All these products soften stool to make bowel movements easier, thus easing constipation and painful straining.

Colace Dosage

  • For adults and children 12 and older, The usual starting dosage is 50 to 200 milligrams daily.
  • For children under 12, the usual starting dosage is 40 to 120 milligrams.

Uses of Colace

  • It is used to treat constipation.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Colace

Before taken Colace medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Colace. Side effects may include:

  • Bitter taste or throat irritation;
  • Skin rash;
  • Diarrhea; or
  • Mild nausea.
  • Rectal bleeding;
  • Severe abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting; or

Warnings and precautions before taking Colace:

  • Before taking docusate, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
  • You should tell your doctor your medical history.
  • You should be used this medication only when clearly needed during pregnancy.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Colace with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Colace with the following:

  • Any prescription medicines
  • Aspirin or products that contain aspirin
  • Mineral oil
Overdose

After taken Colace if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Colace overdose include

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting or stomach pain


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