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Side effects of stool softener, or laxative, use include diarrhea, stomach pain and cramping, according to WebMD. Throat irritation is a side effect of liquid forms of stool softener medication. Rare side effects include... More »

Some good stool softeners made for women are ducosate, whose brand names include colace and surfak, and lubiprostone, according to WebMD and Mayo Clinic. These medications increase the amount of water in the stool, which... More »

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A stool softener should be taken when constipation and straining must be avoided so stools are easily passed. Stool softeners can be useful for people with hemorrhoids, anal fissures, hernias, high blood pressure and dur... More »

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