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Laxative, stool softeners (By mouth)

Treats constipation by helping you have a bowel movement.

Brand Name(s):

Col-Rite, Colace, Colace Clear, DSS, Diocto, Diocto Liquid, Doc-Q-Lace, Docu Liquid, Docuprene, Docusil, Dok, Dulcolax, Fleet Sof-Lax, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Docusate Calcium, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Stool Softener

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have severe stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. Stool softeners should not be used if you have severe stomach pain and do not know the cause.

How to Use This Medicine:

Capsule, Tablet, Liquid, Liquid Filled Capsule

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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