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Is Colace Safe For Kidney Failure Patients

2014-05-19 01:23

Is Colace Safe For Kidney Failure PatientsIs colace safe for kidney failure patients? Generally speaking, it has good and bad benefits for kidney failure patients. And the following will analyze them respectively.

First, we know what colace is?

Colace or docusate is a stool softer and is used to treat or prevent constipation. It makes bowel movement softer and easier to pass. From this aspect, it is beneficial for kidney failure patients who have constipation problem.

Second, the following cases do not allow you to take colace.

1. When kidney failure patients are on a low sodium diet, they should ask a doctor if it is safe for them to take docusate.

2. Do not use colace while you have nausea, vomiting or stomach pain.

3. Before using this medications, ask your doctor if it is safe for you when you have a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts for longer than 2 weeks.

4. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, ask your doctor before taking this medications. Otherwise, it may harm an unborn baby.

Overall speaking, colace is not safe for kidney failure patients. They should be very cautious before using this medication. In addition, it will also cause many side effects, as follows:

Third, side effects of docusate:

Persistent nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Muscle cramps/weakness

Irregular heartbeat

Decrease urination

Metal or mood changes such as confusion

Itching/swelling especially of the face/throat/tongue

Throuble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. And if you experience any of the side effect, it will worsen your kidney symptom. Thereby, colace is not safe for you with kidney problem. If you want to alleviate your constipation in kidney failure, we recommend you to follow a high fiber diet and use some diuretic herbs like dandelion root or cinnamon, to relieve your constipation. It is not only natural but also safe for kidney failure.

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