Medication information

Apo Docusate Sodium 100mg capsule

This medication is a stool softener. Typically, it is used to ease constipation. It requires several days to take effect.

Instructions

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. It is not advisable to chew, crush or open the capsule of this medication since it has an unpleasant taste.

This medication may be taken with or without food. It is recommended to drink plenty of water while using this medication.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may cause stomach ache and cramps.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.