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Diocto-K Plus Side Effects

Generic Name: casanthranol / docusate

Note: This document contains side effect information about casanthranol / docusate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Diocto-K Plus.

Applies to casanthranol/docusate: oral capsule, oral syrup


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, mild abdominal cramps, bloating, diarrhea, rumbling sounds, flatulence, severe abdominal pain and vomiting.[Ref]


Metabolic abnormalities reported include hypomagnesemia in one woman who took docusate chronically throughout her pregnancy. Magnesium levels returned to normal following discontinuation of docusate.[Ref]

Metabolic side effects associated with docusate have included at least one case report of hypomagnesemia.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects with docusate have included rash.[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Colace (docusate)." Roberts Pharmaceutical Corporation, Eatontown, NJ.

2. Schindler AM "Isolated neonatal hypomagnesaemia associated with maternal overuse of stool softener" Lancet 2 (1984): 822

Some side effects of Diocto-K Plus may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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