Label: DOCUSATE SODIUM capsule, gelatin coated

  • Category: HUMAN OTC DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph not final

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Drug Label Information

Updated December 28, 2016

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  • Active ingredient

    Docusate sodium 100mg

  • Purpose

    Stool softener

  • Uses

    ■ for the prevention of dry, hard stools

    ■ for relief of occasional constipation

    This product generally produces a bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours.

  • Warnings

    Do not use

    ■ if you are currently taking mineral oil, unless directed by a doctor  

    ■ when abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting are present 

    ■  for longer than 1 week unless directed by a doctor

    Ask a doctor before use if you

    notice a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks

    Stop use and ask a doctor if you

    ■ have rectal bleeding

    ■ fail to have a bowel movement occur after use

    Pregnancy/Breastfeeding

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away.

  • Directions

    ■ Adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 to 3 capsules, preferably at bedtime

    ■ Children 2 to under 12 years of age: take 1 capsule at bedtime

    ■ Children under 2 years of age: ask a doctor

  • Other information

    each capsule contains: sodium 5mg

    store at room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F)

  • Inactive ingredients

    FD&C red #40 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol 400, purified water, sorbitol

  • Principal Display Panel

     Docusate Sodium

    Docusate Sodium

  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    DOCUSATE SODIUM 
    docusate sodium capsule, gelatin coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:68998-314
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    DOCUSATE SODIUM (UNII: F05Q2T2JA0) (DOCUSATE - UNII:M7P27195AG) DOCUSATE SODIUM100 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    FD&C RED NO. 40 (UNII: WZB9127XOA)  
    FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (UNII: H77VEI93A8)  
    GELATIN (UNII: 2G86QN327L)  
    POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 400 (UNII: B697894SGQ)  
    SORBITOL (UNII: 506T60A25R)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorREDScoreno score
    ShapeOVALSize8mm
    FlavorImprint Code SCU1
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:68998-314-01100 in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product12/23/2014
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINALpart33412/23/2014
    Labeler - Marc Glassman, Inc. (094487477)