Is Colace and Dulcolax the same thing?
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Considering this, what is the generic name for Colace?
Likewise, is Colace a laxative? Colace is a laxative prescribed to treat occasional constipation, as well as constipation associated with certain medical conditions. Colace is sold over-the-counter (OTC) under several brand names, including Col-Rite, Colace, Correctol, Diocto, Doc-Q-Lace, Docusoft, DSS, Silace, and Surfak.
Just so, what is the difference between a laxative and a stool softener?
First of all, let's sort out the difference between stool softeners and laxatives. A laxative is a substance that you use to help you have a bowel movement. A stool softener is a type of laxative, called an emollient laxative. All laxatives are used to relieve constipation.
Is Dulcolax a laxative or a stool softener?
No. The active ingredient, docusate sodium, encourages the mixture of water and dietary fat within the hard stool, turning it softer. It doesn't hold water like some bulking agents, nor does it stimulate the bowel like a stimulant laxative.