Though it may seem obvious, stool softeners are medications that soften your stool so that they are easier to pass. They are recommended when a person strains while eliminating or has difficulty during defecation, a condition referred to as occasional constipation.
Some oral iron supplements may result in gastrointestinal upset and occasional constipation. Your doctor may recommend stool softeners if you are experiencing constipation (infrequent bowel movements are usually defined as three times or less per week).
Taking an alternative form of iron, like Feosol Natural Release may minimize gastrointestinal complaints when compared to “irons salts” such as ferrous sulfate and ferrous gluconate.
Most users do not find it necessary to combine Feosol Complete with a stool softener. The two types of iron that make up Feosol Complete, heme and non-heme iron, maximize absorption while minimizing gastrointestinal side effects such as diarrhea and constipation.