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What is Colace?

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Colace is a stool softener that makes bowel movements softer and easier to pass, according to Drugs.com. It is used to treat or prevent constipation and also to prevent rectal pain and damage due to straining and hard bowels.

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Colace comes in either tablet, capsule or liquid form, according to Drugs.com. Patients should take the tablets and capsules with a full glass of water and continue drinking plenty of water while taking Colace. The liquid must be mixed with 6 to 8 ounces of juice or milk and must be used right away. Side effects include mild diarrhea and mild nausea. If rectal bleeding, severe diarrhea or stomach cramps, a rash around the rectal region or continued constipation occur, the patient should stop taking Colace, and call the doctor.

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