08 Jul 2019

Generic Name : DOCUSATE


Colace is a medication drug used to soften the stool for easing bowel movements. It prevents constipation as well as rectal damage caused by hardened stools. This drug works by facilitating the mixture of stool fat with water, thus making it easier to pass through the intestine and rectum.


  • Colace is to be taken as directed by the doctors.
  • The oral capsule is to be consumed whole with a glass of water.
  • This drug will cause a bowel movement within 12-72 hours after consumption.
  • This drug is not to be used for more than 7 days.
  • Pediatric dose:
  • Oral Capsule – 50 -150mg (over the course of four doses a day)
  • General Adult Dosage available:
  • Oral capsule – 50 – 300mg (over the course of four doses a day)


  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Gas trouble
  • Bloating
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Rectal irritation
  • Sweating


  • Unusual palpitations
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Rashes around the rectum
  • Vomiting
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps


  • Lactulose
  • Mineral oil
  • Phenolphthalein
  • Aluminum hydroxide / mineral oil
  • Lanolin / mineral oil topical
Colace has no major drug interactions, but has moderate interactions with 10 different drugs, most of which are combined with mineral oil.


  • Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of a low-salt diet or a sudden change in bowel habits as of recent.
  • Do not use this drug in case of an allergy to the drug like nausea, vomiting or severe stomach pain during the time of consumption. In case of a blockage in the intestines or an unchecked chronic stomach pain, do not consume Colace until after the doctor has advised for it.
  • Do not consume this drug while pregnant without the advice of a doctor.
  • Do not nurse while on drug course unless advised by a doctor.
  • Avoid mineral oil while on drug course.
  • Avoid other softeners or laxatives while on drug course.


  • Keep out of reach of children. This drug is not recommended for children under the age of 6 unless advised by a medical professional.
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting or severe abdominal pain.

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