Kaopectate Stool Softener Side Effects

Generic Name: docusate

Note: This document contains side effect information about docusate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Kaopectate Stool Softener.

Some side effects of Kaopectate Stool Softener may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to docusate: capsules, tablets

Other dosage forms:

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Bitter taste; bloating; cramping; diarrhea; gas; irritation around the rectum; throat irritation.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking docusate (the active ingredient contained in Kaopectate Stool Softener)

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue) fainting; nausea; vomiting.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to docusate: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral liquid, oral syrup, oral tablet, rectal enema

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included gastrointestinal cramping. Reports of bitter taste and throat irritation have been reported with administration of primarily the syrup and liquid formulations.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rash.

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included at least one case report of hypomagnesemia.

Metabolic abnormalities reported include hypomagnesemia in one woman who took docusate chronically throughout her pregnancy. Magnesium levels returned to normal following discontinuation of docusate.

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