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Dulcolax stool softener with docusate sodium is the number one stool softener ingredient recommended by doctors, according to the Dulcolax website. While Dulcolax does suggest specific pediatric dosages, individuals shou... More »

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 »

Adults and children at least 12 years old can take one to three Colace 100-milligram capsules daily, according to the product website. Adults and children at least 12 years old can take one to six Colace 50-milligram cap... More »

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Take Dulcolax stool softener, in tablet or liquid form, by mouth before going to bed, states WebMD. Follow package instructions, and measure carefully to ensure proper dosage. More »

Senna is a stimulant laxative that retains water in the intestines, and docusate sodium is a stool softener that increases water in the stool, explains WebMD. The two products are taken orally to treat constipation. Side... More »

The correct dosage of Colace 100 milligram capsules for children 12 years of age or older is one to three capsules daily, according to Colace. The correct dosage of Colace 50 milligram capsules for children 12 years of a... More »

The oral daily dosage for docusate sodium is between 10 to 500 milligrams, while the rectal daily dosage is between one to three units, according to Drugs.com. The exact dosage varies with age. Additionally, the rectal d... More »