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Q: What does Docusate do?
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Can docusate be given twice a day?

Yes, docusate or sodium can be taken twice daily.

Is docusate sodium safe for cats?

Docusate sodium is safe for cats. It is used as a stool softener in cats that are having trouble with constipation.

What does docusate sodium capsules look like?

Colace (docusate sodium) 50 mg capsules are red ovals. The 250 mg capsules are orange-red oblong translucent capsules.

Is it harmful to use docusate sodium after the expiration date?

You should not take any medicine, including docusate sodium after the expiration date. All medications should be disposed of properly when expired.

What is the generic name of Docusate sodium?

Col-Rite by Rite Aid

What is dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate?

aka docusate sodium, a stool softener.

What interactions may occur with laxatives?

Mineral oil and docusate should not be used in combination. Docusate is an emulsifying agent which will increase the absorption of mineral oil. Bisacodyl tablets are enteric coated, and so should not be used in combination with antacids.

What are some side effects of docusate sodium?

Docusate sodium (also known as folic acid) can sometimes cause constipation, diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. More severe side effects may occur if an allergic reaction takes place.

What is a good daily stool softener for children that is safe?

- polyethylene glycol sold as Miralax, Glycolax and others. - docusate - mineral oil.

What is ducusate sodium?

docusate sodium A surface-active agent that, when swolowed, reduces the surface tension in the intestinal tract and acts as a stool softener.

Found a round orange pill with imprint A 652. What type of pill is this?

Assumingly A 652 is Docusate-senna. As the word 'Senna' may suggest, it is a mid strength laxative used by constipation sufferers.

Can a daily 100mg dose of docusate sodium be harmful?

Probably not, but - 100mg is the usual dosage in a stool softener that is available 'over-the-counter'. The label does contain the caution, "For occasional constipation." In other words, the drug is not recommended for continual, daily use.

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