Peri-Colace (Oral)

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Peri-Colace (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Peri-Colace (Oral)

Peri-Colace (Oral) Medication Classification


Peri-Colace (Oral) Brandname

Senokot S, Perdiem, Femintrol, Fleet Sof-Lax Overnight, DR. Edward's Olive Laxative, Dok Plus, Doc Q Lax, SennaLax-S, Peri-Colace, Doculax Plus, Laxa-Basic Plus, Docusil Plus, Doxidan, Diosuccin C

Peri-Colace (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats constipation by helping you have a bowel movement.

When To Not Use Peri-Colace (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to senna, sennosides, docusate, casanthranol, or psyllium. Some brand names for these medicines are Correctol® stool softener, Ex-Lax®, Colace®, or Metamucil®. Make sure your doctor knows if you are allergic to any other laxative medicines.

How Should You Use Peri-Colace (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid Filled Capsule, Liquid, Granule, Powder for Suspension

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you have had a sudden change in your bowel movements in the past two weeks, ask your doctor before using this medicine.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • Drink a full glass of water when you take this medicine. One full glass of water is about 8 ounces or 1 cup. Drinking 6 to 8 full glasses of water every day will help keep your bowel movements soft.
  • You might need to mix the granules or powder with water before you take each dose. Drink this mixture right away. Do not swallow the granules or powder dry unless the directions say you can.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Use this medicine at bedtime, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Peri-Colace (Oral) Storage

Store Peri-Colace (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Peri-Colace (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Peri-Colace (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using mineral oil.
  • Some laxatives need to be taken 2 hours before or 2 hours after other medicines. If you need to take any other medicine, ask your health caregiver if you need to follow a special schedule.

Peri-Colace (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not use this medicine if you have stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting, unless your health caregiver tells you to use it.
  • If you do not have a bowel movement after using this medicine, talk to your doctor. Most people will have a bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours after using this laxative.
  • You should not use this laxative for more than 1 week unless your doctor says it is okay. Laxatives may be habit-forming and can harm your bowels if you use them too long.

Peri-Colace (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Bleeding from your rectum.
  • Skin rash.
  • Urine turns a different color.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea, cramps, nausea, burping.

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Peri-Colace (Oral)

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Yimmy, Yimmy - 01/14/2014

I had an unplanned home birth, so I think beuasce childbirth went relatively smoothly (I could push in the position comfortable for me, at a pace dictated by me, not by doctors/nurses; I didn't have an IV or catheter swelling me up with fluids, etc.) that recovery also was pretty smooth. You can try making a tea out of comfrey leaves, dribbling that onto a sanitary pad, and then freezing it. It then does double-duty as a pad for postpartum flow and as an ice pack.Finally, PetiteMandoo asked me about this. I totally recommend doing the traditional Asian postpartum tradition of a 1-month rest. The idea being that your body has been through a major change and if you do the rest properly, you can reset any imbalances in your body. In the Taiwanese tradition, you don't drink plain water but instead drink herbal teas and lots of soups. Also lots of high fiber foods whole grain rice and porridges, steamed veggies, fish and braised fish. I'm so glad I had these super healthy meals prepared for me beuasce I most definitely didn't want to push, and with this diet I didn't have to. You're also not supposed to be walking around a lot, and go outside uncovered (bare skin exposed to wind).I do think that your recovery has been harder beuasce you've had to do so much walking and stress. The Taiwanese people would be horrified at all the strain & physical work you've been under beuasce this is your time for pampering and rest!