Colaceand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Docusate Sodium
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
- Manufactured by Shire Canada Inc.
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Over the Counter
- Marketed as Taro-Docusate Sodium in Canada
- Manufactured by Taro
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Over the Counter
Colace Drug Information
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Colace Drug Information
Colace is used to treat occasional constipation. Some medications and conditions can make constipation more likely. Stool softeners such as docusate are often the first method used for preventing and treating this type of constipation. Docusate is often used when straining to have a bowel movement should be avoided (e.g., after a heart attack or surgery). Docusate is a stool softener. It works by increasing the amount of water the stool absorbs in the gut, making the stool softer and easier to pass.
How to Use Colace
Follow all directions on the product package unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take Colace by mouth, usually at bedtime with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water or juice, or as directed by your doctor. The Dosage of Colace is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Decrease your dose or stop taking Colace if you develop diarrhea. If you are using the liquid form of Colace, measure the dose carefully using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. If you are using the drops, measure the medication with the dropper provided, or use a dose-measuring spoon or device to make sure you have the correct dose. Mix the syrup, liquid or drops in 4 to 8 ounces of fruit juice, milk or infant formula to prevent throat irritation and mask a bitter taste. Use Colace only when needed. Do not use Colace for more than 1 week unless directed by your doctor. Relief is usually seen in 1 to 3 days. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Before taking Colace, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. Colace may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. If you have any of the following health problems,severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, sudden change in bowel habits over the previous 2 weeks. Colace should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if Colace passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Colace, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.mineral oil, drugs containing phenolphthalein.
Colace Side Effects
What are Colace side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Colace may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Colace as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Colace
The side effects of Colace may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Colace. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Colace may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Colace, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Colace.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Colace, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Colace and the side effects associated with Colace are described in the following:
Common Colace Side Effects
Less Frequent Colace Side Effects
Rare or Very Rare Colace Side Effects
- skin rash
- abdominal pain with cramps
Store at room temperature at 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Colace when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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