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Colace liquid 1% solution


Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener laxative

Active Ingredient:   Colace Liquid 1% Solution. Each mL contains 10 mg of docusate sodium

Inactive Ingredients:   citric acid, D&C Red No. 33, methylparaben, poloxamer, polyethylene glycol 400, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, sodium citrate, vanillin


Relieves occasional constipation (irregularity). Generally produces a 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, or noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 2 weeks. 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. Stop use and ask a doctor if 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.


Doses must be given in a 6-8 oz glass of milk or fruit juice, or in infant's formula to prevent throat irritation

adults and children 12 years
of age and over
take 5-15 mL once
or twice a day
children 2 to under 12 years
of age
take 5-15 mL once
a day
children under 2 years
ask a doctor

Other information

sodium content 1 mg/mL VERY LOW SODIUM

store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

Keep tightly closed.

calibration mark on dropper measures a 1 mL dose

How Supplied

Liquid:   Bottle (30 mL)

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.