docusate

docusate
A particular surfactant, used as a stool softener or laxative. If used as stool softener, administered orally as a gelcap or as liquid. The laxative effect is minimal to mild if administered orally and usually takes 1 to 3 days to produce results. As a stimulant laxative, administered rectally in liquid form, usually as a prepackaged mini-enema, typically resulting in a bowel movement in 20 minutes or less.

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  • Docusate — (pronEng|ˈdɒkjuːseɪt) is the generic name of a surfactant used as a laxative and stool softener [sold in the U.S. under multiple brand names: Aqualax, Calube, Colace, Colace Micro Enema, Correctol Softgel Extra Gentle, DC 240, Dialose, Diocto,… …   Wikipedia

  • docusate — Sustancia que ablanda las heces y se prescribe para el tratamiento del estreñimiento. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • docusate — doc·u·sate däk yu̇ .sāt n any of several laxative salts and esp. the sodium salt C20H37NaO7S used to soften stools see PERI COLACE * * * doc·u·sate (dokґu sāt) any of a group of anionic surfactants widely used as emulsifying, wetting, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • docusate calcium — A surface active agent used in the treatment of constipation as a nonlaxative fecal softener. SYN: dioctyl calcium sulfosuccinate. * * * [USP] an anionic surfactant used as a stool softener; administered orally …   Medical dictionary

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  • docusate potassium — [USP] an anionic surfactant used as a stool softener; administered orally …   Medical dictionary

  • docusate sodium — dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinate a stimulant laxative and softening agent that is used to relieve constipation and prepare the bowel for radiological examination. It is administered by mouth or enema and may cause abdominal cramps. It is also used… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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