Active Ingredient(s): Docusate Sodium + Senna
Category: Laxative

Peri-Colace 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 that occurs as a side effect of opiate use, it may be used alone or with a stimulant laxative.[2] It may be taken as a capsule by mouth or as a rectal suppository.[2] Usually it works within o...

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equate brands have changed manufacturers

In the past I have purchased several equate brand OTC's. Recently I have found them to be either completely ineffective or reduced. Specifically their stool softener (plus stimulant laxative) comparable to Peri-Colace. Too bad, they were inexpensive. ## Hi Julie, Sorry to hear about your experience with Equate brand OTC meds not working as well as before. If you don't mind me asking, which brand have you resorted to using now? I for one find epsom salt to be an excellent stool softener, along with a number of other natural remedies (including various fruits, vegetables, and water). But with Equate brands allegedly out of the picture now, it may be a good idea to just continue trying different alternatives over time until you come across something similar to what you once had. I ...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Docusate Sodium + Senna
  • Capsule: 50:8.6mg;mg
  • Tablet: 50mg + 8.6mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Peri-Colace: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 67618-106 Peri-colace (Docusate Sodium 50 mg / Sennosides, Usp 8.6 mg) Oral Tablet, Reformulated Feb 2008 by Purdue Products Lp

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