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Peri-DS Side Effects

Generic Name: casanthranol / docusate

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug casanthranol / docusate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Peri-DS.

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

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