20 patient evaluations for Docusate

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Jul 1, 2015 (Started Sep 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hemorrhoids)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Aug 13, 2011 (Started Oct 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 22, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I took docusate sodium as prescribed by my pain management physician, at the maximum dose for a month. It didn't do anything to soften my stools. I found fiber seems to work best for that, as well as for helping frequency issues.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 17, 2013 (Started Feb 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hemorrhoids)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I moved from a stool softener to a laxative (Senna).
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 11, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Dec 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bowel problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for hard stool)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped mainly due to switching to a generic brand. But most of the time, I can't really tell that it doing anything for me.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2011 (Started Feb 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Problem resolved.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Sep 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 17 g Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Use only Miralax and dose as needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Sep 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bowel irregularity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 28, 2010 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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