Category: Laxative

Docusate Overview

Docusate, also known as docusate salts or dioctyl sulfosuccinate,[3] is a laxative of the stool softener type used to treat constipation.[2] It is considered a good choice in children who have hard feces.[2] For constipation due to the use of opiates it may be used with a stimulant laxative.[2] It may be taken by mouth or rectally.[2] Usually it works in one to three days.[2] Side effects are uncommon.[2] Rarely, there may be abdominal cramps or diarrhea.[2] Long-term use may cause poor bowel...

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Round Red Pill 544 Imprint
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I found a round red pill with 544 embossed in it. Do you know what it is? ## This may be Walmart's Equate Stool Softener with Stimulant Laxative (compare to Peri-Colase). ## i found a tiny red pill that has [ ] an imprint on one side. does anyone know what it is? ## @Susan, Is there any chance that the pill you have says "S44" instead of "544"? If so, a round red pill with S44 is reportedly identified as Docusate sodium/senna docusate sodium (50 mg) + Sennosides (8.6 mg). This is a laxative used for treating constipation, as post #1 suggested. For verification, the product labeler/distributor is listed as McKesson and the pill itself carries a National Drug Code of 62011-0165. I hope this helps!
Updated 2 minutes ago.
pc 18 oval red and white
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Found this pill and I'm not sure what it is. It's a liquid cap. PC18 printed on the red side of the pill. Does anyone know what this is? ## Hi Phoenix, The red and white liquid filled capsule you're describing marked with PC 18 contains 100mgs of Docusate Sodium. This medication is an over the counter laxative/stool softener. For verification, it's manufactured by a company called Humanwell Puracap Pharmaceutical (Wuhan), Ltd. and carries a National Drug Code of 53345-018-01. I hope this helps! ## My mom is taking this pill it's pc 18 and is red on one side and white on the other side. What is for?
Updated 4 months ago.
large round white pill scored 422
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Had a RX filled for docusate. Received large round white pills, scored on one side with GC or 6C on top and 422 on the bottom. Other side is blank. ## large round white pill with GC 422 on one side and blank on the other side ## GC 422 white round tablets are Docusate Sodium tablet 100mg. They can be crushed.
Updated 7 months ago.
round red pill with s44 on it
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round red pill with s44 on it ## My wife bought a bottle of equate Stool Softener from WalMart. In the bottle are two small round pills with S44 on it. What are these pills. ## They are also stool softner. Prolly a manufacters error. ## Just to confirm, I have dentified Pill imprint S44 as Docusate sodium and senna docusate sodium 50 mg / sennosides 8.6 mg. Docusate/senna belongs to the drug class laxatives and is used in the treatment of acute constipation. Manufacturer: McKesson You can learn more about this drug on the page for Docusate Sodium + Senna Details I hope this info helps! ## It's to loosen & soften up your bowls so it will come out. It's to make you poop. Mine get so backed up @ ×'s that I've had to take 15 - 18 bcz any other amount that I'd tr...
Updated 9 months ago.
What is this pill called and what is it for?
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I have a tablet pill with gp1 at top 51 on the lower and blank back ## Hello, Jenny! How are you? I believe the marking on the tablet you've found is GPI S1, it is manufactured by Physician's Science and Nature Inc., they list it as containing 100mgs of Docusate, available under the name brand Pramolaxin, it is a stool softener and is available over the counter. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, bloating, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 year ago.
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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. #...
Updated 1 year ago.
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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...
Updated 2 years ago.
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...
Updated 2 years ago.
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...
Updated 2 years ago.
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 2 years ago.

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.

NDC Database Records for Docusate: (330 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0113-0486 Doss Sodium 100 mg Oral Capsule by L Perrigo Company
  • 0121-0544 Docusate Sodium 50 mg/5ml Oral Liquid by Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc.
  • 0132-0106 Pedia-lax 50 mg/118ml Oral Liquid by C.b. Fleet Company, Inc.
  • 0132-0751 Fleet Sof-lax 100 mg Oral Capsule by C.b. Fleet Company, Inc.
  • 0280-1012 Phillips Stool Softener 100 mg Oral Capsule by Bayer Healthcare LLC, Consumer Care
  • 0363-0016 Stool Softener Laxative 100 mg Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Walgreens
  • 0363-0170 Doss Calcium 240 mg Oral Capsule by Walgreens
  • 0363-0238 Doss Sodium 100 mg Oral Capsule by Walgreens
  • 0363-0239 Stool Softener 100 mg Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Walgreens
  • 0363-0351 Doss Sodium 100 mg Oral Capsule by Walgreen Co.
  • 0363-0679 Stool Softener Laxative 100 mg Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Walgreens
  • 0363-6550 Laxative 110 mg Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Walgreen Co.
  • 0440-1466 Dok Extra Strength Stool Softener 250 mg/1 Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Liberty Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0440-7465 Doss Sodium 100 mg Oral Capsule by Liberty Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0536-0590 Diocto 50 mg/5ml Oral Liquid by The Harvard Drug Group, LLC
  • 0536-0600 Diocto 60 mg/15ml Oral Syrup by Rugby Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0536-1001 Diocto 60 mg/15ml Oral Syrup by Rugby Laboratories
  • 0536-1062 Stool Softener 100 mg Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Rugby Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0536-1064 Stool Softener 250 mg Oral Capsule, Liquid Filled by Rugby Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0536-3755 Doss Calcium 240 mg Oral Capsule by Rugby Laboratories Inc
  • 310 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Docusate or a similar ingredient: (15 results)

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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
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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
L486 red n white pill (Docusate sodium 100 mg) If 1 is a stool softener can i take 2 to make it a laxative? I have constipation from my opioids. ## Hello Shirley, Exce... 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

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