Stool softener (Docusate sodium)

Stool softener (Docusate sodium)

Stool softener (Docusate sodium)

Active ingredient (in each softgel): Docusate sodium 100 mg

Purpose: Stool softener laxative


  • relieves occasional constipation (irregularity)
  • generally, produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours


Do not use if you are presently taking mineral oil, unless told to do so by a doctor

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 2 weeks

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking any other drug.  Take this product two or more hours before or after other drugs.  Laxatives may affect how other drugs work.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • you have rectal bleeding or fail to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • you need to use a laxative for more than 1 week

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).


  • Take only by mouth. Doses may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses.
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 – 3 softgels daily
  • children 2 to under 12 years of age: take 1 softgel daily
  • children under 2 years: ask a doctor

Other information

Each softgel contains: sodium 6 mg very low sodium

Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)

Inactive ingredients

D&C red no. 33, edible ink, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C red no. 40, FD&C yellow no. 6, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol sorbitan solution, titanium dioxide



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