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How should I take stool softeners?

There are many different ways to take the many different types and combinations of stool softeners. You should follow the directions of your doctor and those printed on the medication container. Laxatives can be taken orally or rectally and come in liquid, tablet, wafer, gum, powder, suppository, or enema form.

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