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A surface-active agent, C20H37O7S, given orally in the form of its sodium salt, that decreases surface tension in the intestinal tract and acts as a stool softener.

[d(i)- + oc(tyl), radical containing eight carbon atoms (oct(o)- + -yl) + -sate (shortening of sulfosuccinate, one of its constituents : sulfo- + succinate).]
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Changes in laxative medication use for constipation before abdominal massage (AM) and after abdominal massage (AM) at six-week intervention Number of prescriptions Macrogol 21 15 Latulose 3 1 Sodium picosulphate 1 1 Glycerin suppositories 4 1 Bisocodyl 1 0 Docusate sodium 1 0 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Based on the literature and consensus exert opinion, pediatric physicians agreed to use daily polyethylene glycol for bowel regimen with or without docusate or senna.
Faecal softeners/lubricants: Sodium docusate and poloxamer act as a surface detergent on the stool, allowing fat and water to enter.
These include taking an oral stool softener like docusate sodium (Colace) and a daily fiber supplement like Metamucil, Konsyl, Citrucel or Fibercon; eating high-fiber foods like dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, bran and other whole grains; and drinking two or more quarts of water a day.
During hospitalization, the patient received enteral feeding, cefuroxime, docusate, dronabinol, gabapentin, metolazone, nafcillin, and morphine.
It also contains other essential vitamins and minerals that are important for the overall health and well-being of mother and baby, including calcium and vitamins B6 and C -- as well as the gentle stool softener, docusate sodium, for added comfort.
Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and tips for relief Symptom Tips For Relief Restless, irritable Walk, hot bath, relaxation exercises Tired Take naps, walk, get fresh air Trouble sleeping Avoid caffeine in the evening, relax before bedtime Coughing Drink fluid (keeping within daily limit), lozenges Hungry Eat crunchy and chewy (but low calorie) snacks Concentration Avoid extra stress, reduce workload if possible Depressed/angry Talk to others, tell yourself these feelings will pass Constipation Renal diet limits high-fibre foods; try medications such as docusate or sennosides Dizziness Change positions more slowly (Adapted from: Hughes, 2007; Withdrawal symptoms and how to cope, 2009)
It also contains a gentle stool softener known as docusate sodium.
Also contains: Stearic Acid, Glycerol Monostearate, Glycerol, Triethanolomine, Zinc Oxide, Sulfonated Castor Oil, Isopropyl Alcohol, Chlorothymol, Perfume, Docusate Sodium, Diethylene Glycolmonoethyl Ether,Water.
docusate sodium and calcium) * Prokinetic agent: erythromycin * Enemas: phosphate enema and sodium citrate enema) Nonpharmacologic Interventions * Activity or increased mobility * Aromatherapy, massage therapy, and aromatherapy massage * Biofeedback * Dietary fiber * Fresh baker's yeast * Herbal supplements * Paraffin * Seeds dils or arachisoil * Stercullia (type of fiber) Note.
His medications were 30 mg lansoprazole daily, 300 mg allopurinol daily, 100 mg docusate sodium twice a day, and 1-2 tablets acetaminophen with codeine every 4-6 hours as needed.