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Hi, Nedra here: just got out of hospital trying to

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019
Question: Hi, Nedra here: just got out of hospital trying to identify this particular medication: Docusate NA 250 mg cap
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its a laxative

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I'm Dr. Branch, thanks for using Ask a Doctor.

Docusate is a stool softener used to help with constipation, or if you are prescribed a medication that can cause constipation like some pain medications, it is given to prevent constipation.

I hope that answers your question, please let me know if you have any other questions about that and I'd be glad to answer them.
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Follow up: Dr. Aaron Branch (1 hour later)
Thank you Dr Branch I figured It out. It rwas my Colace. Can you cancel my Sturgill asubscription or do I need to do something else. Than you kindly. Nedra Sturgill
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
See below

Detailed Answer:
You're welcome. You'll have to contact Ask a Doctor about your subscription as I only answer the medical questions, thank you!
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Hi, Nedra here: just got out of hospital trying to

Brief Answer: Its a laxative Detailed Answer: Hello, I'm Dr. Branch, thanks for using Ask a Doctor. Docusate is a stool softener used to help with constipation, or if you are prescribed a medication that can cause constipation like some pain medications, it is given to prevent constipation. I hope that answers your question, please let me know if you have any other questions about that and I'd be glad to answer them.