Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Docusate sodium

Synonym(s): Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

Introduction

Name

  • Docusate sodium.

Class of drug

  • Laxative.
  • Enema.

Uses

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Indications

  • Constipation.
  • Gastrointestinal impaction caused by hard fecal masses.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • May enhance absorption of other drugs.

Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary4th edn (1998) Bishop, Y (Ed.). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
  • Veterinary Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals11th edn (1999/2000). Veterinary Medical Publishing Group.

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