Docusate

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Summary

Docusate is a laxative that treats constipation. More specifically, docusate is a stool softener that softens stool. This softened stool is then more easily excreted.

Key Points

  • Docusate
    • Mechanism
      • Stool softener
        • Promotes incorporation of water and fat into stool
    • Clinical Use
      • Laxative for constipation
    • Adverse effects
      • Diarrhea