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Docusate sodium
Essential medicine status
General description
Docusate sodium is a stool softening agent used in the management of constipation, including opioid-induced constipation.
INN
Docusate sodium
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 2009 (TRS 958) for Palliative care
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Medicines for other common symptoms in palliative care
  • Oral > Liquid: 50 mg per 5 mL oral liquid
  • Oral > Solid: 100 mg capsule
Indications