Perestan 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 Perestan.
Applies to casanthranol/docusate: oral capsule, oral syrup
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
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