Category: Laxative

Docusate Overview

Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate or docusate sodium (INN, /dkjuset/) – often referred to as DSS, DOSS, Aerosol OT or AOT – is a common ingredient in consumer products, especially laxatives of the stool softener type. It is also used as an emulsifier, dispersant, wetting agent and an adjuvant in pesticide formulations.[3] It is an anionic surfactant, a substance that lowers the surface tension of water. Docusate calcium and docusate potassium, as well as other dioctyl sulfosuccinate s...

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WHITE ON ONE SIDE THE OTHER RED ## Hi Gloria, I'm not certain as to whether this is a definitive match, but information I am seeing suggests that what you have is an over-the-counter stool softener/laxative by the name of Docusate sodium (100mg). They describe the red and white tablet as being a liquid filled capsule, made by Kroger Co. For verification, it also reportedly carries a National Drug Code of 30142-238. Another attribute to take note of is its size. The particular description I found lists the size as being 12 mm. One other thing I want to mention is that I did come across a nearly identical pill that carried an imprint of "SCU1" as opposed to "SCU2", which was also identified as a stool softener. However this pill was completely red and didn't have w...
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A DEEP RED PILL THAT READS- L60TCL ## what ## what is this pill ..... L60TCL is ingraved on 1 side i need the name of it and what it dose. it is round and a dark red ## The pill with the TCL 097 marking contains Docusate and Senna, it is a laxative. You can learn more Docusate details here. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea. Are there any comments or questions? ## That maroon pill or red deep red that you are talking about I take that for my stomach twice a day and it helps really good. because of the medicine that I take cuz I had a chemical exposure that the medicine I take it helps with that if I stop taking it then my stomach gets all pain and everything back again but for anything else it works great. That's what I think anyway.
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red gel capsule pms 100
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the letters pms are on one side, with 100 printed on the other side, oval shape, about the size of my little finger nail, 1/3 of an inch, approximately ## so has anyone figured out what the pms 100 red gel caps are. we have a bottle of them and no clue ## It's sodium docusate, a laxative. I hope you didn't try them to find out what they were! ## is the little red pill realy used for constipation?/ please let me know i realy need help with constipation help ## It's 100mg of Docusate Sodium. I just got the exact same ones from my pharmacist and was wondering what the PMS stands for. It is a stool softener btw. Dosage of max 5 a day in adults (1-3 for mild/medium constipation). ## I know it's a bit late- but PMS is a pharmaceutical company, they manufacture generic drugs su...
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Hydrochlorot 12 5mg Cap
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My new RX of hydrochlorot capsule 12.5mg. is blue with a marking of V 3566 on it. My previous RX was white. Is this the same medication? ## Hi Lucky, Just to confirm, the blue pill you're describing is in fact identified as Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg. Manufacturer: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc. National Drug Code (NDC): 00603-3855 Inactive Ingredients: docusate sodium lactose monohydrate magnesium stearate microcrystalline cellulose corn starch sodium benzoate You can learn more about this drug on the page for Hydrochlorothiazide Details If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ## Yes, it's the same medication. This is a generic, so it's manufactured by several different companies and whichever one your pharmacy has in s...
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red and white pill l486
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It is a stool softener for constipation! ## Hello, Diana! How are you? Thank you for posting this identification. That is correct, this gelcap is manufactured by Perrigo and they list it as containing 100mgs of Docusate Sodium. Typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, gas, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Are there any questions or concerns?
Updated 3 months ago.
red pill 544
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round cranberry colored pill with numbers 544. the 44 is imprinted deeper. ## I believe that this is Walmart's Equate Stool Softener Plus Stimulant Laxative (Compare to Peri-Colase). It contains two active ingredients: Docusate Sodium 50mg and Sennosides 8.6mg. (As of December 2014)
Updated 4 months ago.
orange round pill sc +s on one side
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Found this pill, light orange in color, black letters "sc+s". Any ideas? ## Hello, Lily! How are you? This is listed as being an over the counter Laxative that contains 50mgs of Docusate Sodium and 8.6mgs Sennosides, it's used to relieve constipation. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, bloating, cramping and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 months ago.
docusate sodium 100 mg softgel
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How many can you take to make for constipation ## Hello, Fred! How are you? You should follow the instructions on the label. Generally, it's one to two soft gels daily. Side effects may include nausea, flatulence and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 8 months ago.
docusate senna
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Components of docusate-senna , translation is spanish please , would be very helpful
Updated 10 months ago.
ic docusate sodium, Diclofenac
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I am suffering with sciatica that is either caused by, or made worse by ulcerative colitis causing pain in my left leg. I am often constipated as a result and it makes the pain unberable at times. I know Diclofenac can cause stroke and I was wondering how safe it is to take Colace with it to ease the constipation being that they both contain a type of "sodium" ## Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. Colace/ Sodium Docusate is a stool softener. ## It isn't that they contain types of sodium, it is just the base ion of the exact salt that the medications are derived from. You shouldn't take anything, without your doctor's approval, but these aren't like the sodium you are thinking of that's found in food or table salt. Is there anything else I can hel...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 100mg, 240mg, 250mg, 50mg
  • Enema: 200mg, 283mg/4ml
  • Liquid: 10mg/ml, 150mg, 150mg/15ml, 50mg/5ml
  • Solution: 10mg/ml
  • Syrup: 20mg/5ml, 50mg/15ml, 60mg, 60mg/15ml
  • Tablet: 100mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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docusate sodium 100 mg softgel How many can you take to make for constipation ## Hello, Fred! How are you? You should follow the instructions on the la... 1 reply
Docusate Sodium I am a celiac. Does your Pharmascience Docusate Sodium 100mg contain / or has any contact Gluten ## Hello, Loretta! How ... 1 reply
docusate senna Components of docusate-senna , translation is spanish please , would be very helpful...
docusate na/sennoisides red in color round like asprin,pill form, for constipation supposedly...
ic docusate sodium, Diclofenac I am suffering with sciatica that is either caused by, or made worse by ulcerative colitis causing pain in my left leg. ... 2 replies
Casanthranol Docusate Sodium are there any products available in the U.S. ? ## Unfortunately, I'm not finding the Casanthranol listed as being av... 1 reply
Tylenol 4 - Simvastatin - Nexium - Divalproex N - Quetipine Fumarate - Mirtazapine - Naproxen Docusate NA Tylenol#4 ~ codiene60mg./acetaminophen300mg. I also take:St.Joseph aspirin81mg.and a:Garlic Gel1000mg. also:one tab Hyla... 1 reply