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Diocto-K Plus Side Effects

Generic Name: casanthranol / docusate

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

Applies to casanthranol / docusate: oral capsule, oral syrup

Gastrointestinal

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

Metabolic

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

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

References

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

Not all side effects for Diocto-K Plus may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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