I'm not really sure I understand the difference. I'm looking for something to treat occasional -- a few times per month -- constipation. I've tried adding Benefiber (5 grams of fiber) to my morning yogurt but haven't noticed anything different.
Also, do y'all take it every day or just as needed?
I'll contact my doctor on Monday but just wanted to get thoughts on what works for others in case my doc gives me a choice.
I take 2 colace at night before bed (I use the generic from Costco). I started the first week post op, the few times I tried to quit it wasn't pleasant. Now I have a movement at least every other day, and sometimes every day. I've been doing this for about 2 yrs.
Colace is only a stool softner, not a laxitive, it does not effect the peristalsis (movement) of stuff through the colon. I was told by my docs nurse I could take it with no effect to my system. Getting enough fluids is really important If I get in my 64 things are really good, when i get under 36, things are tough. Problem with taking a laxitive long term is that your system can become dependent on it.
Talk to your doc or his nurse.