Dioctocal Side Effects
Generic name: docusate
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 22, 2020.
Note: This document contains side effect information about docusate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Dioctocal.
For the Consumer
Applies to docusate: oral capsule, oral liquid, oral syrup, oral tablet
Other dosage forms:
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- Stomach cramps.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to docusate: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral liquid, oral syrup, oral tablet, rectal enema
Gastrointestinal side effects have included gastrointestinal cramping. Reports of bitter taste and throat irritation have been reported with administration of primarily the syrup and liquid formulations.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included rash.[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]
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
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