Dioctyl (Docusate) 100mg Capsules (30)

£3.15

  • 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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Dioctyl (Docusate) 100mg Capsules

What Dioctyl (Docusate) 100mg Capsules are

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).

See more information on Constipation here on the NHS website.

Before you use Dioctyl (Docusate) 100mg Capsules

Do not take:

  • if you are allergic to docusate sodium or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • if you are suffering from stomach pains
  • if you are feeling sick, or have been sick in the last 24 hours
  • if you have a blocked bowel (intestinal obstruction)
  • if you have been told you are unable to take a sugar called fructose
  • Dioctyl contains sorbitol and is therefore unsuitable for you

How to use Dioctyl (Docusate) 100mg Capsules

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The recommended dose in adults and adolescents (12 years and older) is:

  • Maximum dose is 5 capsules although you may need less
  • Take your capsules one at a time at regular intervals throughout the day
  • Swallow Dioctyl capsules whole with a drink of water
  • Reduce the dose as your condition gets better
  • If you have been told to take Dioctyl during a stomach X-ray, you should take four capsules
  • Your doctor will tell you exactly when to take the capsules

Use in children aged 0 to 11 years: Dioctyl is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If any of the following happen, stop taking Dioctyl and tell your doctor as soon as possible:

Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people

  • Diarrhoea
  • Feel sick
  • Stomach cramps

Not known: frequency cannot be estimated from the available data

  • Skin rash
  • Pruritus (itching)

Ingredients

The other ingredients are: macrogol 400, propylene glycol, gelatin 175 bloom, purified water, glycerol, sorbitol, titanium dioxide (E171), quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110), lecithin, isopropyl alcohol and medium-chain triglycerides.

 

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