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stool softener

stool softener

A type of laxative (docusate) which adds fluid to stool, thereby softening it.

stool softener

A laxative–eg, docusate–that softens stool by adding fluid. See Laxative. Cf Bulk-forming laxative, Stimulant laxative.

stool softener

A substance that acts as a wetting agent and thus promotes soft, malleable bowel movements. A stool softener is not a laxative.
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A bowel re-training program with sorbitol, stool softeners and/or MOM substituted for the irritant laxative is preferred.
Specifically, they have increased their water consumption (74%), increased their fiber intake (72%), or taken stool softeners (67%).
Colace Capsules, the #1 recommended stool softener brand by doctors and pharmacists, relieves occasional constipation.
Colace(R) Capsules, the #1 recommended stool softener brand by doctors and pharmacists, relieves occasional constipation that may be associated with certain medical conditions.
Docusate sodium is also added as a precautionary stool softener.
CitraNatal Assure contains calcium citrate, a source known for proven absorption and no gas production to help ease GI discomfort during pregnancy, a gentle dual-iron formulation of carbonyl iron and ferrous gluconate for gentle absorption, tolerability and safety, and a stool softener to help ease constipation often associated with pregnancy.
1) It also contains a gentle stool softener known as docusate sodium, which is an added benefit for approximately 50 percent of pregnant women who suffer from irregularity at some point in their pregnancy.
4) Ferralet 90 is free of lactose and gluten, features a vanilla scent and contains docusate sodium, a gentle and effective stool softener, to help prevent side effects that may occur in women who are sensitive to iron therapy.
The Citracal(R) prenatal pack includes daily tablets containing a balanced dose of prescription-strength vitamins and minerals, including Citracal(R) calcium citrate and folic acid, as well as a stool softener.
Taking or using stool softeners or laxative medicines may worsen diarrhea, patients should talk to their HCP before taking or using these medicines.
One of the highlights comes when she's kitted out with some hi-tech gadgets by the agency's Q type, mischievously disguised as haemorrhoid wipes, a spray for a fungal infection and - yes, really - stool softeners.
A highlights comes when she's kitted out with high-tech gadgets by the agency's Q type, mischievously disguised as haemorrhoid wipes, a spray for a fungal infection and - yes, really - stool softeners.