Colace treats constipation. Colace is a stool softener that helps allow passage of hard, dry stools. Take this medication with plenty of water.

Colace Overview

Reviewed: November 25, 2014

Colace is an over the counter medication used to treat constipation and help soften the stools. Colace belongs to a group of drugs called stool softeners. These work by helping the stools absorb water and fat, which makes the stools softer and easier to pass. 

Colace comes in a capsule form, and is usually taken twice a day, but can be taken 1-4 times a day with a full glass of water. 

Common side effects of Colace include diarrhea, and abdominal cramping. 

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