Which medications in the drug class Stool softeners are used in the treatment of Hemorrhoids?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Kyle R Perry, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Stool softeners

Stool-softening agents are used to avoid straining and constipation.

Docusate sodium (Colace, Correctol, Dok, Dulcolax)

Docusate is indicated for patients who should avoid straining during defecation. This agent allows incorporation of water and fat into stool, causing stool to soften.


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