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Colace
(Docusate Sodium - non Rx)

Formulation : Capsule

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Docusate Sodium - Generic Non Rx
(Generic alternative to Colace)

Formulation : Capsule

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What is Colace /Docusate Sodium - non Rx used for?

Colace/Docusate sodium is used to soften stool. It makes for easier bowel movements and treats constipation and rectal pain or damage caused by difficult bowel movements.

How should Colace /Docusate Sodium - non Rx be stored?

Store Colace at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Colace/Docusate Sodium - non Rx ?

Use this medication as prescribed to you by your doctor or follow the directions on the label. Take each dose with a full glass of water. When taking the pill form of this medication swallow it whole. When using the rectal enema to insert into your rectum, use the applicator provided. Try to empty your bladder right before using the enema. After use of the rectal enema, lie down on your left side for 30 minutes and avoid bathroom use for optimal results. If your symptoms do not improve or worsen within 3 days, contact your doctor.

When should Colace /Docusate Sodium - non Rx not be taken?

If you have allergies to any ingredient of Colace do not use this medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Colace /Docusate Sodium - non Rx ?

Inform your doctor if you have an intestinal disorder, ulcerative colitis, stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. Do not combine Colace with aspirin unless directed to by your health care provider.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Colace /Docusate Sodium - non Rx ?

This medication is potentially harmful to growing fetuses. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, or if you are planning to become pregnant in the duration of your treatment. If you are breastfeeding a baby inform your doctor before commencing use of this medication.

When should Colace /Docusate Sodium - non Rx not be taken?

Severe: Rectal bleeding, serious stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or no bowel movement.

Common: A bitter taste or throat irritation, skin rash, diarrhea, or mild nausea.

Other: None.

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