docusates

docusates

anionic surfactants used as the calcium, sodium or potassium salts as fecal softeners.
References in periodicals archive ?
3) senna, ricinoleic acid, docusates, among others) (4,15,22) 5-[HT.
Psyllium is superior to docusate sodium for treatment of chronic constipation.
The new facility will provide additional capacity and new, state of the art equipment for surfactants and docusates manufacturing.
We have been reviewing our options regarding these two facilities, and we have decided to consolidate our docusates and industrial surfactants manufacturing at our larger, and more modern facilities in West Virginia," said Darryl D.
Stool softeners are safe and well tolerated, although docusates have been associated with an increased risk of hepatotoxicity by enhancing the liver's uptake of hepatotoxic drugs.
How useful is docusate in patients at risk for constipation?