What is constipation?
Normal and regular bowel movement is important for most people. However, what is ‘normal and regular’ varies from person to person. Some may have a bowel movement every day, others less often. Whatever it is like for you, it is best that your bowel movement has a regular pattern.
• Constipation is an occasional problem for some people – for others, it may happen more often
• Constipation happens when the normal muscle actions in the bowel slow down Docusate sodium this medicine is a laxative. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘stool softeners’.
• Docusate sodium is used to treat constipation in adults and children 12 years and over
Docusate sodium 50mg: Adults and children 12 years and over: Two or three tablets/capsules twice daily, as necessary
Docusate sodium 120mg:
Pregnancy and breast feeding
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Possible side effects
• Feeling sick (nausea)
• Stomach cramps
Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
• Skin rash
• Pruritus (itching) Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you get any of the side effects listed above.