Enemeez (docusate stool softener) for Constipation in Multiple Sclerosis

Enemeez (docusate stool softener laxative) is an enema used for the occasional relief of constipation. It comes is a small single-dose tube for insertion into the rectum. Enema stool softeners work rapidly by actively introducing liquid into the stool, easing bowel movements.

Constipation is the most common symptom of bowel dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), since the disease can interrupt the brain’s communication signaling when it is time for a bowel movement.

Physicians advise MS patients’ diet should include a high fiber (from fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and cereals), combined with plenty of fluids (six to eight glasses of water daily), while trying to maintain an active life. This could all help establish a regular bowel movement schedule. There are a number of gentle laxatives that are available over-the-counter.

Enemeez contains a dose of 283 mg of docusate sodium. It is a non-irritating formula that provides results typically within two to 15 minutes.

Possible side effects of Enemeez enema include anal irritation, diarrhea, gas, nausea, stomach cramps.

Note: Multiple Sclerosis News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Dancing Doodle

Did you know some of the news and columns on Multiple Sclerosis News Today are recorded and available for listening on SoundCloud? These audio news stories give our readers an alternative option for accessing information important for them.

Listen Here