If you deal with occasional constipation, it can slow you down. Finding a dependable product to help you manage constipation can be difficult because many over-the-counter products available at your local pharmacy can cause diarrhea and cramping. However, Colace Clear Capsules offer an effective solution to treat occasional constipation to get you back on track and feeling more like yourself.
What is occasional constipation?
Constipation reduces the number of bowel movements you have while also making it more difficult for you to pass stools. Occasional constipation occurs when you experience less than three bowel movements a week.
However, experiencing symptoms of constipation can vary from person to person based on what is considered “normal” bowel movement frequency for you. In some cases, you might continue to have the same amount of bowel movements, but find they become more uncomfortable or difficult.
What are the symptoms of occasional constipation?
The most common symptoms of constipation include:
- Less than three bowel movements a week
- Dry, lumpy or hard stools when you do have a bowel movement
- Pain when passing stools
- Crampy, achy stomach
- Feeling bloated
- Feeling you still have stool in your bowels following a bowel movement
In severe cases, you might also experience pain when having a bowel movement or blood in your stools. When this happens, or when your constipation symptoms last more than two weeks, you should speak to your doctor.
Dye-Free Colace Stool Softener Capsules
Colace Clear is a stool softener used to relieve constipation. It contains docusate sodium to soften the stool making it easier to pass and avoid the discomfort of symptoms. It also helps reduce the need to strain during bowel movements.
Colace Clear Capsules can help you produce a bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours. It allows you to safely, comfortably, and effectively improve the comfort level and frequency of your bowel movements. It is free of dyes and stimulants ensuring you only consume the necessary ingredients to help make bowel movements easier.
When should you use Colace Clear Capsules?
If you are experiencing common symptoms of constipation, you can use Colace Clear Capsules following the instructions on the package. They can also be used for constipation associated with certain medical conditions or, as recommended by a doctor, to prepare for a colonoscopy.
Keep in mind it is very important to avoid using any stool softening or laxative products for more than seven days. Ongoing use worsens constipation because it makes it difficult to have a regular bowel movement without the use of a laxative product.
How to Take Colace Clear Capsules
The recommended dosage for Colace Clear Capsules is as follows:
- Adults and children 12 years and over: 1 or 2 capsules once or twice per day without exceeding 4 capsules in 24 hours.
- Children 6 – 11 years: No more than 1 capsule in 24 hours.
Always drink at least one full glass of water when taking Colace Clear Capsules and never take more than the recommended dose.
When is it unsafe to take stool softeners?
Do not use any stool softeners if you are allergic to docusate sodium. If you experience other symptoms, including severe abdominal pain, nausea, fever or vomiting, you should speak to your doctor before taking a stool softener. If you are taking any other medications, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before choosing a laxative or stool softening product. Never take stool softeners with mineral oil.
How to Reduce Risk for Constipation
There are a few steps you can take to reduce the risk of constipation. Including:
- Eating a diet rich in fibre including fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole-grains and cereals
- Drinking at least eight glasses of water each day
- Getting more exercise
- Reducing stress
- Using the bathroom when you feel the urge to have a bowel movement
These tips can help you enjoy healthier, regular bowel movements.
When to Call Your Doctor
Often, we ignore constipation thinking it is normal. While we can all suffer from occasional constipation, when you find you are experiencing symptoms frequently you should speak to your doctor. You can also speak to your doctor when:
- You are constipated for the first time
- There is blood in your stool, or when you “wipe”
- Unexplained weight loss in hand with your constipation
- Severe stomach pain either when you have a bowel movement or throughout the day and night
- You are constipated for over three weeks
These issues indicate your constipation requires medical attention to rule out more serious underlying causes.
Colace Clear Capsules offer a dependable stool softener to treat occasional constipation. Get more information on where you can purchase Colace Clear products, by speaking with our team of Colace experts or by talking to your doctor or pharmacist.