Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral)

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side effects???

i bought the product yesterday. "phillips stool softner" with no stimulants..... i hadn't pooped in 5 days but i pooped today. anyway to get right to the point i had a reg. color stool BUT also had a  orange oily wipe...
by Mistery in texas, 07/25/2007


Is it okay for a fourteen year old to use four of the Phillips stool softener laxatives?
by ally in Austin, TX, 03/02/2008

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Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral)

Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral) Medication Classification


Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral) Brandname

Surfak Stool Softener, Fleet Sof-Lax, EX-Lax Stool Softener, Femintrol, Doc-Q-Lace, Docu-Syrup, Silace, Diosuccin C, Diocto, Docu-Liquid, Colace, Sur-Q-Lax, Docusate Calcium, Docucal, Sulfolax

Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats constipation by helping you have a bowel movement.

When To Not Use Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have severe stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. Stool softeners should not be used if you have severe stomach pain and do not know the cause.

How Should You Use Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet, Liquid, Liquid Filled Capsule

  • 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 are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily while using any laxative.
  • To make the oral liquid taste better, you may mix it with one-half glass of milk or fruit juice.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, medicine cup, or medicine dropper.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If you do not remember the missed dose until the next day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral)

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

  • You should not use mineral oil while you are using a stool softener.
  • You should not use a stool softener within 2 hours before or after taking any other medicines. Laxatives can keep other medicines from working correctly.

Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Do not give laxatives to children under 6 years old unless you talk to your doctor.
  • You should not use this laxative for longer than 1 week unless approved by your doctor. Laxatives may be habit-forming and can harm your bowels if you use them too long.
  • Stool softeners usually work in 1 to 2 days, but for some people, results can take as long as 3 to 5 days.

Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rash

Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral) Ratings

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Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Mary, Mary - 01/14/2014

I think I paid $90 for it, plus a huge shipping fee. If you want a fotnniucal daily use vanity, this is not the one. The first one came with the top smashed up during shipping. The seller (not this one) stood by the product and did an excellent job shipping a replacement. The part on the legs that you screw the bolts into aren't set at the proper depth. One leg only has one bolt in it. I hope it holds. The drawer is not on a track, so when you open it, it sort of falls forward. The drawer is of course made out of particle board and has started to split in the first day of use. I would return it if I wouldn't lose so much in shipping. Not a good product at all.

Phillips' Stool Softener Laxative (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Kerry, Scottsdale, AZ - 12/29/2010

fiber did not work for me after weeks of use. 2 Phillips caplets at bedtime brought me back to normal. Great product. Naturally brings fluid into the colon.