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Docusate Calcium



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Laxative: Emollient

Pharmaceutic aid: Surfactant

Chemical Names

1,4-Bis(2-etylhexyl) sulfosuccinate, calcium salt (USAN)

Bis[2-etylhexyl]calcium sulfosuccinate

Butanedioic acid, sulfo-, 1,4-bis(2-etylhexyl) ester, calcium salt (USAN)

Calcium 1,4-bis(2-etylhexyl) bis(2-sulphosuccinate)

Sulfobutanedioic acid 1,4-bis(2-etylhexyl)ester calcium salt

Foreign Names

  • Docusatum calcium (Latin)
  • Docusat calcium (German)
  • Docusate calcique (French)
  • Docusato cálcico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Docusate Calcium (OS: USAN)
  • Calcium dioctyl sulfosuccinate (IS)
  • Calcium docuphen (IS)
  • Dioctodol (IS)
  • Dioctyl Calcium Sulfosuccinate (IS)
  • Dioctyl Calcium Sulphosuccinate (IS)
  • Dioctyl sulfosuccinic acid, calcium salt (IS)
  • Dioctylsuccinatsulfonsäure, Calciumsalz (IS)
  • EINECS 204-889-8 (IS)
  • Docusate Calcium (PH: USP 38)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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