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docusate

 [dok´u-sāt]
any of a group of anionic surfactants widely used as emulsifying, wetting, and dispersing agents.
docusate calcium an ionic surfactant used as a stool softener.
docusate potassium an anionic surfactant used as a stool softener; administered orally.
docusate sodium an ionic surfactant used as a stool softener.

docusate

/doc·u·sate/ (dok´u-sāt) any of a group of anionic surfactants widely used as emulsifying, wetting, and dispersing agents; the calcium, potassium, and sodium salts are used as stool softeners.

docusate

(dŏk′yə-sāt′)
n.
A surface-active agent, C20H37O7S, given orally in the form of its sodium salt, that decreases surface tension in the intestinal tract and acts as a stool softener.

docusate

[dok′yo̅o̅sāt]
a stool softener. Also called dioctyl calcium sulfosuccinate, dioctyl potassium sulfosuccinate, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of constipation.
contraindications Signs or symptoms of appendicitis, concomitant administration of mineral oil, or known hypersensitivity to the drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects No serious adverse reactions are known.
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docusate, as the evidence to show clear benefit in improving chronic constipation in older adults is lacking.
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An extremely commonly prescribed medication for patients with symptoms of constipation/hard stool passage is docusate (Colace).
Based on the literature and consensus exert opinion, pediatric physicians agreed to use daily polyethylene glycol for bowel regimen with or without docusate or senna.
Faecal softeners/lubricants: Sodium docusate and poloxamer act as a surface detergent on the stool, allowing fat and water to enter.
These include taking an oral stool softener like docusate sodium (Colace) and a daily fiber supplement like Metamucil, Konsyl, Citrucel or Fibercon; eating high-fiber foods like dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, bran and other whole grains; and drinking two or more quarts of water a day.
It also contains other essential vitamins and minerals key to the overall health and well-being of mothers and babies, including calcium and vitamins B6 and C, as well as the gentle stool softener, docusate sodium, for added comfort.
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and tips for relief Symptom Tips For Relief Restless, irritable Walk, hot bath, relaxation exercises Tired Take naps, walk, get fresh air Trouble sleeping Avoid caffeine in the evening, relax before bedtime Coughing Drink fluid (keeping within daily limit), lozenges Hungry Eat crunchy and chewy (but low calorie) snacks Concentration Avoid extra stress, reduce workload if possible Depressed/angry Talk to others, tell yourself these feelings will pass Constipation Renal diet limits high-fibre foods; try medications such as docusate or sennosides Dizziness Change positions more slowly (Adapted from: Hughes, 2007; Withdrawal symptoms and how to cope, 2009)
05 percent), saline, Docusate DSS, or 50:50 water: vinegar mix.
It also contains a gentle stool softener known as docusate sodium.
docusate sodium and calcium) * Prokinetic agent: erythromycin * Enemas: phosphate enema and sodium citrate enema) Nonpharmacologic Interventions * Activity or increased mobility * Aromatherapy, massage therapy, and aromatherapy massage * Biofeedback * Dietary fiber * Fresh baker's yeast * Herbal supplements * Paraffin * Seeds dils or arachisoil * Stercullia (type of fiber) Note.