DIOCTYL 100 MG CAPSULES

Active substance: DOCUSATE SODIUM 50% IN PEG 400

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6. Further information
What Dioctyl contains:
The active ingredient is docusate sodium
(100mg).
The other ingredients are: macrogol 400,
propylene glycol, gelatine 195 bloom,
glycerol, sorbitol, titanium dioxide (E171),
quinoline yellow (E104) and sunset
yellow (E110).

What Dioctyl looks like
Dioctyl are yellow and white soft,
oval capsules. They come in blister
packs containing 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50
capsules and in plastic containers with
30, 100 or 250 capsules. Not all pack
sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
UCB Pharma Ltd, 208 Bath Road,
Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3WE, UK.
Manufacturer
Banner Pharmacaps Europe B.V., De
Posthoornstraat 7, 5048 AS Tilburg,
Netherlands.
This leaflet was last updated
August 2011

If this leaflet is difficult to read and
you would like it in a different format,
please contact UCB Pharma Ltd,
208 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire,
SL1 3WE, UK.

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100 mg Capsules
Docusate Sodium
For the prevention and treatment of constipation.
Dose: Adults and Elderly - Up to five capsules
per day. The capsules should be swallowed whole
with a glass of water.
Children - Not recommended.
For further information please read the patient
information leaflet.
Each capsule contains 100 mg docusate sodium.
If laxatives are needed every day, or if you have
persistent stomach pain, talk to your doctor.
Store out of the reach and sight of children.
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100 capsules

Do not remove from container. Please read this carefully
before you start to take your medicine.

5. How to store Dioctyl
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use after the expiry date shown on
the label. The expiry date refers to the last
day of that month.
Store below 25°C. Store in the original
package to protect it from moisture.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Return all
unused medicine to your pharmacist.

1. What Dioctyl is for

• You are a child under 12 years old
If any of the above applies to you talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.
Check with your doctor before taking
Dioctyl if:
• You need to take a laxative everyday
• You have regular or constant stomach pain.

3. How to take Dioctyl
for people who are unable to take a sugar
called fructose.
• Dioctyl contains the colouring Sunset
Yellow E110. This may cause an allergic
reaction.
Tell your pharmacist before taking this
medicine if either of the above statements
applies to you.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Dioctyl can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the following happen, stop taking
Dioctyl and tell your doctor as soon as possible:
• Diarrhoea
• Feel sick
• Stomach cramps
• Skin rash.
If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Use Before:

2. Before you take Dioctyl

If you take more Dioctyl than you should, drink
lots of water and immediately go to your doctor
or the nearest hospital casualty department.

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Dioctyl is one of a group of medicines called
‘laxatives’. They are usually taken to prevent
and treat constipation that has lasted for a
long time.
Dioctyl may also be taken during certain
types of stomach X-rays, or to help you go to
the toilet if you have piles (haemorrhoids).

If you take more Dioctyl than you should

UCB Pharma Ltd,
208 Bath Road,
Slough, SL1 3WE,
United Kingdom.

Tell your doctor if you are taking any
of the following medicines:
• Mineral oil
• Any other medicine including medicines
obtained without a prescription.

Read the instructions on the label about
how to take your medicine. If you are unsure
about anything, ask your pharmacist.
Adults and the elderly
• Swallow Dioctyl capsules whole with a
drink of water
• Take your capsules one at a time at regular
intervals throughout the day
• The maximum dose is 5 capsules although
you may need less
• Reduce your dose as your condition
gets better
• If you have been told to take Dioctyl
during a stomach X-ray, you should take
four capsules. Your doctor will tell you
exactly when to take the capsules.
Dioctyl is not suitable for children under
12 years old.

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Read all of this leaflet carefully because
it contains important information
for you.
This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need to
take Dioctyl carefully to get the best results
from it
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
it again
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice
• You must contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve.

For the prevention and treatment of
constipation.
Dose: Adults and Elderly - Up to five
capsules per day. The capsules should be
swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Children - Not recommended.
For further information please read the
patient information leaflet.
Each capsule contains 100 mg docusate
sodium.
If laxatives are needed every day, or if
you have persistent stomach pain, talk
to your doctor.
Store out of the reach and sight of children.

Taking Dioctyl with food and drink
Dioctyl can be taken with or without food.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, trying to become
pregnant or breast-feeding ask your doctor
or pharmacist for advice before taking Dioctyl.

Docusate Sodium

Warnings about the ingredients in Dioctyl
• Dioctyl contains sorbitol and is unsuitable

100 mg Capsules

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Do not store above 25º C.
Store in original package
in order to protect from
moisture.

Do not take Dioctyl if:
• You are allergic to docusate sodium, or
to any of the other ingredients in Dioctyl
(see section 6)
• You are suffering from stomach pains
• You are feeling sick, or have been sick in
the last 24 hours
• You have a blocked bowel (intestinal obstruction)
• You have been told you are unable to take a
sugar called fructose. Dioctyl contains sorbitol
and is therefore unsuitable for you

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In this leaflet:
1. What Dioctyl is for
2. Before you take Dioctyl
3. How to take Dioctyl
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dioctyl
6. Further Information

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