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DSMC Compound Plain Side Effects

Generic name: casanthranol / docusate

Note: This document contains side effect information about casanthranol / docusate. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name DSMC Compound Plain.

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


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

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Related treatment guides


1. (2001) "Product Information. Colace (docusate)." Roberts Pharmaceutical Corporation

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

Further information

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.