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Equate Stool Softener - Gentle Relief at a House-Brand Price
Jun 12, 2012 (Updated Jun 12, 2012)
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Pros:Gentle constipation relief at a house-brand price
The Bottom Line: Equate Stool Softener - 100mg Capsules - 140 ct. provides gentle constipation relief at a house-brand price.
Equate Stool Softener - 100mg Capsules - 140 ct. relieves constipation gently and without the use of stimulants.
Recommend this product?
Uses - For prevention of hard, dry stools and for relief of occasional constipation. This product generally produces a bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours.
I'm sure that everyone from time to time has had a problem with constipation or hard stools which make it very uncomfortable to go.
I personally do not care for laxatives and other forms of harsh constipation relief. I have digestive problems; and they are just too rough for my system. If you suffer from chronic pain and are on an opiate pain reliever such as I am or ever have been, you know that constipation can be a major problem. There are currently studies being held around the United States for that very problem.
I found that simply eating more fiber does not give me the help that I need; and eating too much fiber also does not agree with my system (catch-22). I checked with my doctor to see if I could use stool softeners and how often I could use them. She said that I could use them and continue to use them as long as I needed them. ***Please note: You must check with your doctor if you are going to be on this OTC product more than 1 week.***
Each capsule (gelcap) is approximately 1/2". There are 140, 100mg capsules per bottle. Dosage for adults and children 12 years of age and older is 1-3 softgels, preferably at bedtime. Children 6-12 years of age should be given 1 softgel at bedtime.
Active Ingredient per Capsule - Dulcusate Sodium 100mg (Stool Softener)
Inactive Ingredients - D&C Red #33, edible ink, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, sorbitol special and titanium dioxide. May also contain FD&C Blue #1, methlyparaben, propylparaben and purified water
Other Information - Each softgel contains 6mg of sodium. Store at controlled room temperature of 59-86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Warnings - Do not use if you are currently taking mineral oil, unless directed by a doctor, when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present or for longer than a week, unless directed by a doctor.
Ask a doctor before use if you notice a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks.
Stop use and ask a doctor if you have rectal bleeding or you fail to have a bowel movement after use.
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health care professional before use. Keep out of reach of children In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
My Final Thoughts
I have found these stool softeners to be of great help to me. Please feel free to compare ingredients with the name-brand products on the market. I think that you will find that you can use this house-brand item with confidence. Equate products are distributed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
If you are taking any kind of prescription or non-prescription products, be sure to give your doctor a complete list before taking these capsules. I do not recommend that you take or use any pharmaceutical product that I have ever reviewed without first checking with your doctor.
Thanks to Christal for adding this item to the database.
Thank you for stopping by and reading my review. I hope it has provided you with some helpful information.
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