Stool Softeners

Brand Names

Colace®, Dialose®, docusate, DOS®, Fleet Sof-Lax®, Hemaspan®

How Are They Administered?

Stool softeners come as a capsule, tablet, liquid, and syrup.

What Are They Used For?

Stool softeners are used on a short-term basis to relieve constipation by people who should avoid straining during bowel movements. They soften stools, making them easier to pass.

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