Docusate Sodium (Coloxyl)

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Stool softening laxative medication

 

Features

-  Softening agent

-  Effect within 6-12hrs of administration

-  Often combined with Senna (Stimulant laxative)

-  Used in pregnancy (without Senna)

 

Indications

-  Constipation

-  Haemorrhoids

-  Abdominal hernia

-  Anal fissures

-  Perianal abscess

-  Episiotomy

 

Dose

-  Tablets

-  >12yrs old

-  50mg: 2-3 tablets BD/Nocte

-  50mg + Senna 8mg: 1-2 tablets BD/Nocte

-  120mg: 1-2 Nocte

 

 

 

References

 

Coloxyl product information, Aspen, 2012