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Colorectal Diseases

Dulcolax stool softener

05/19/2008

Question:

Is it safe to take Dulcolax Stool Softener every day?

Answer:

Stool softeners, along with insoluble fiber therapy, should be safe for daily use. Be sure to avoid softeners that contain a stimulant laxative, as these can cause colonic "inertia" with long-term use.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati