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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Realizing that stool softeners, such as DSS or Surfak, are acceptable but ineffective unless used daily, with adequate water intake.
A first treatment might be Metamucil alone or in combination with a stool softener such as Colace or Surfak.
0 mg po q 6 h prn and obstipation required sorbitol 70% 60 ml q HS and Surfak 240 mg TID.