Is it safe and or necessary to use Colace for the long-term?
My teenage son was injured 15 months ago and was told to take two Colace a day as part of his bowel program.
Is this necessary? He can sense when he has to go. Is it better to continue taking for years on end or focus on making sure he gets a healthy diet with plenty of fruit, veggies, a glass of Citrucel and plenty of water (I make sure he gets all this every day).
I'm concerned that continued use of Colace will lead his bowel to become dependent on it.
Also, as an L1 is it better for him to continue a bowel program at about the same time each day or let his body dictate when he needs to go? It seems like now he strains to get something out each night, when in fact he may not actually need to go at that point.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.