Compare Colace vs. Dok-plus
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Softens your stools.
Colace (docusate) softens the stool, but may not stimulate a bowel movement as quickly as a laxative.
3.6/ 5 average rating with 125 reviewsforColace
Relieves occasional constipation.
Dok-plus (docusate and senna) is a good choice to help relieve constipation, but should only be used occasionally.
- Safer than laxatives.
- Available over-the-counter.
- Safe to use in children as young as 2 years old.
- This medicine is commonly used to help relieve occasional constipation.
- Generally tolerable with few side effects.
- There are many different formulations available over the counter, including generic.
- Can take this medicine once a day.
- May take up to 5 days for the full effects to kick in.
- Intended to be used only as a short-term solution for occasional constipation. Other options such as fiber supplements may be more useful for maintaining regular bowel movements.
- Doesn't offer immediate relief and is not meant for regular use.
- Need to remember to separate your other medicines with Dok-plus (docusate and senna).
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The Colace (docusate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Dok-plus (docusate and senna) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
- Complete or partial blockage of intestines
- Stomach problems
- Using mineral oil at the same time
- Length of use
- Use in children