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I’ve been prescribed docusate sodium for constipation and I…

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I’ve been prescribed docusate...

I’ve been prescribed docusate sodium for constipation and I have black stool

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Black stool from my medicine

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Docusate sodium

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 6 months ago
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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 6 months ago

Iron-docusate sodium can cause black stool. Please see the resource;

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-63628/iron-docusate-sodium-oral/details/list-sideeffects

Pepto Bismol, iron supplements and green vegetables too can cause black stool.

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