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Stool Softener by CVS Pharmacy

Medically reviewed on September 20, 2017

Dosage form: capsule, liquid filled
Ingredients: DOCUSATE CALCIUM 240mg
Labeler: CVS Pharmacy
NDC Code: 59779-134

Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.

Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each softgel)

Docusate calcium 240 mg

Purpose

Stool softener laxative

Uses
  • for relief of occasional constipation
  • this product generally produces a bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours

Warnings

Do not use

if you are currently taking mineral oil, unless directed by a doctor.

Ask a doctor before use if you have
  • stomach pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • 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.
  • 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.

Directions
  • adults and children 12 years of age and over: take 1 softgel daily or as directed by a doctor
  • children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

Other information
  • store between 20-25ºC (68-77ºF); excursions permitted between 15-30ºC (59º-86ºF)

Inactive ingredients

corn oil, D&C red #33*, edible white ink, FD&C blue #1, FD&C red #40, FD&C yellow #6, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, sorbitol special

*contains one or more of these ingredients

Questions or comments?

Call 1-877-753-3935 Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM EST

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Compare to the active ingredient in Surfak®† 

DOCUSATE CALCIUM, 240 mg

  • Gentle Relief of Constipation
  • Once-a-day dosage

SOFTGELS

†This product is not manufactured or distributed by Chattem, Inc., distributor of Surfak®.

TAMPER EVIDENT: DO NOT USE IF PRINTED SAFETY SEAL UNDER CAP IS BROKEN OR MISSING.

KEEP OUTER CARTON FOR COMPLETE WARNINGS AND PRODUCT INFORMATION.

Distributed by: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.

One CVS Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895

CVS.com®  1-800-SHOP CVS

Product Label

CVS HEALTH Stool Softener Laxative

STOOL SOFTENER 
docusate calcium capsule, liquid filled
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:59779-134
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
DOCUSATE CALCIUM (DOCUSATE) DOCUSATE CALCIUM240 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
CORN OIL 
D&C RED NO. 33 
FD&C BLUE NO. 1 
FD&C RED NO. 40 
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 
GELATIN 
GLYCERIN 
WATER 
SORBITOL 
SORBITAN 
Product Characteristics
ColorREDScoreno score
ShapeCAPSULESize18mm
FlavorImprint CodeP58;SCU
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:59779-134-011 BOTTLE, PLASTIC in 1 BOX
1100 CAPSULE, LIQUID FILLED in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINALpart33404/30/2014
Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)

 
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