Dioctyl (Docusate) 100mg Capsules – 30 Capsules


  • Relieves Constipation
  • Active Ingredient: Docusate Sodium
  • Maintains Regularity Of Bowel Movements
  • Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
  • Includes Free Prescription

Dioctyl contains the active substance docusate sodium, it is one of a group of medicines called ‘laxatives’. They are usually taken to prevent and treat constipation that has lasted for a long time.
It may also be taken during certain types of stomach X-rays, or to help you go to the toilet if you have piles (haemorrhoids).

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  • Introduction to Dioctyl Capsules

    Dioctyl Capsules contain docusate sodium, a medication classified as a stool softener or emollient laxative. Designed to alleviate and prevent constipation, these capsules ease the passage of stools by increasing water absorption in the intestines. Additionally, Dioctyl Capsules are recommended for use during certain medication procedures and for individuals suffering from conditions like haemorrhoids that complicate bowel movements.  

    Understanding Constipation

    Constipation is characterized by infrequent bowel movements, typically fewer than three times per week, and difficulty passing stools. It can be attributed to various factors, including inadequate fibre intake, insufficient fluids consumption, lack of physical activity, medication side effects, and psychological conditions such as stress or depression.  

    How Dioctyl Capsules Work

    Dioctyl Capsules function by softening the stool, making it easier to pass. Docusate sodium, the active ingredient, acts as a surfactant, facilitating the mixture of water and fats in the stool. This process not only eases constipation but also prevents it when used as directed.  

    Benefits of Using Dioctyl Capsules

    • Effective Relief: Most users experience relief within 1-2 days.
    • Gentle on the body: Dioctyl is designed for gentle action
    • Versatility: Available in capsules, liquid, and enema forms, offering flexibility in administration

    Proper Usage and Dosage

    Always adhere to the patient information leaflet or follow the advice given to you by your healthcare provider when taking Dioctyl Capsules. It is crucial not to exceed the recommended duration of use without consulting a medical professional.  

    Potential Side Effects

    While Dioctyl Capsules are safe for most individuals, some may experience side effects such as nausea, diarrhoea, or abdominal cramps. In rare cases, allergic reactions like skin rash or itching may occur. Discontinue use and consult a healthcare provider if any of these side effects persist.  

    Choosing the right laxative for you

    Finding the most effective laxative can be a trial-and-error process. Dioctyl Capsules, known for their stool-softening properties, are often recommended after bulk-forming and osmotic laxatives have been tried.  

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How long will it take Dioctyl to work?
      • Most individuals notice improvement within 1-2 days.
    • Can children use Dioctyl Capsules?
      • Only administer Dioctyl to children under 12 years old if prescribed by a doctor.