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Dulcolax stool softener



Is it safe to take Dulcolax Stool Softener every day?


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