docusate


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doc·u·sate

 (dŏk′yə-sāt′)
n.
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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For example, docusate sodium is a detergent and, while it was recently shown to activate PPAR[gamma] (Temkin et al.
Now, Kmetz takes about an ounce and a half of Enemeez, which contains a dose of 283 milligrams of docusate sodium, and other suppositories, and he only has to sit on a commode chair for an hour instead of sitting in a bathroom for half the day.
Moreover, stool softeners such as docusate sodium may be used alone or in combination with psyllium husks to increase stool volume and, therefore, peristalsis reflex [6, 7, 125].
Myth: Docusate is a stool softener and helps with constipation.
He did have a one-week history of constipation for which he was given sodium phosphate enemas, magnesium citrate and docusate sodium, eventually resulting in a bowel movement.
His outpatient medications included olanzapine, mirtazapine, trazodone as needed, naproxen, simvastatin, docusate and bisacodyl.
She was prescribed morphine and oxycodone (as needed) for pain; hydroxychloroquine and prednisone for SLE; and mesalamine, docusate, and infliximab for Crohn disease.
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.
TABLE 2 Common treatments for constipation Bulk-forming laxatives absorb water, increasing fecal mass * psyllium seed (Metamucil) * methylcellulose (Citrucel) * calcium polycarbophil (FiberCon) * wheat Dextran (Benefiber) Surfactant agents lower the surface tension of stool, allowing water to enter the stool * docusate sodium (Colace) Osmotic laxatives contain poorly/nonabsorbed substances, leading to intestinal water secretion * polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX) * magnesium citrate (Milk of Magnesia) Stimulant laxatives increase colonic transit and alter electrolyte transport across the colonic mucosa * bisacodyl (Dulcolax) * senna (Senokot)