Docusate Sodium by Cardinal Health
Medically reviewed on August 9, 2017
Dosage form: liquid
Ingredients: DOCUSATE SODIUM 100mg in 10mL
Labeler: Cardinal Health
NDC Code: 55154-9401
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STOOL SOFTENER LAXATIVE
Each 5 mL (teaspoonful) contains docusate sodium 50 mg.
Citric acid, D&C Red No. 33, flavoring, glycerin, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium citrate, sodium saccharin, and sorbitol.
Sodium Content: 14 mg/5 mL.
For the relief of occasional constipation due to hard stools. The effect on stools is usually apparent 1 to 3 days after the first dose.
As directed by a physician or once daily as follows: Adults and children 12 years of age and over: oral dosage is 5 to 20 mL (1 to 4 teaspoonfuls). Children 6 to under 12 years of age: oral dosage is 5 to 10 mL (1 to 2 teaspoonfuls). Children 3 to under 6 years of age: oral dosage is 2.5 to 5 mL (1⁄2 to 1 teaspoonful). Children under 3 years of age: consult a physician. The higher doses are recommended for initial therapy. Dosage should be adjusted to individual response. If desired, the product may be administered in a 6 to 8 oz glass of milk or fruit juice or in infant formula to mask the bitter taste.
Do not use laxative products when abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting are present, or use for a period longer than 1 week, unless directed by a physician. If you have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks, consult a physician before using a laxative. Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel move- ment after the use of a laxative may indicate a serious condition. Discontinue use and consult your physician. As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. May cause rash in some cases.
KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Do not take this product if you are presently taking mineral oil or a prescription drug, unless directed by a physician.
Keep tightly closed. Store at controlled room temperature, 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Protect from freezing. Protect from light.
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docusate sodium liquid
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