Can you take Colace during pregnancy?


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Colace should only be taken when it is clearly needed during pregnancy, according to WebMD. A doctor should be consulted prior to using Colace to discuss the risks and benefits of usage during pregnancy.

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According to Drugs.com, Colace is used in the treatment of occasional constipation and the prevention of dry, hard stools. It helps soften the stool. According to WebMD, some side effects that may occur from taking Colace include diarrhea, stomach pain, cramping or an irritated throat. Many people who take this medication do not experience allergic reactions or serious side effects. One serious but highly unlikely side effect is rectal bleeding.

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