Medication Analysis Colace

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Colace (docusate) Evidence-Based Docusate is a stool softener. It makes bowel movements softer and easier to pass. Docusate is used to treat or prevent constipation, and to reduce pain or rectal damage caused by hard stools or by straining during bowel movements. Docusate is indicated for the management of constipation due to hard stools, in painful anorectal conditions, in cardiac and other conditions in which maximum ease of passage is desirable to avoid difficult or painful defecation, and when peristaltic stimulants are contraindicated. The usual dosage is: Adults and Children ≥12 years, the suggested daily dosage is 50-360 milligrams (mg); Children <12 years, the suggested daily dosage for children 6-12 years of age is 40-120 mg. For children 3 to 6 years of age, it is 20-60 mg. For children <3 years of age, it is 10 to 40 mg. The dosage for children <2 years of age is to be determined by a doctor according to circumstances. Colace microenema is used to relieve occasional constipation. Colace is for short-term relief of constipation only, unless the doctor directs otherwise. It usually takes 1 to 3 days for Colace to work. Some people may need to wait 4 or 5 days. Colace microenema works in 2 to 15 minutes. The risk of loss of normal bowel function may be greater if Colace is taken in high doses or for a long time. It is important not to take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed. New vocabulary Peristaltic Stimulants - These directly increase peristalsis and motility by direct stimulation of the nerves in the multilayer bowel wall. The natural plant, senna, is a commonly used oral peristaltic stimulant. This medication, once taken and absorbed, stimulates the enteric nerves of the bowel

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