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Docusol Paediatric Solution 125ml

SKU : OTCDOCUSOL01|PIP-Code : 3989993|EAN : 5018174000394
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Docusol Paediatric Solution is a laxative used to prevent and treat constipation in children aged 6 months to 12 years. It may also be used before a stomach x-ray.
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Docusol Paediatric Solution

Docusol Paediatric Solution is a laxative used to prevent and treat constipation in children aged 6 months to 12 years. It may also be used before a stomach x-ray.

Docusol Paediatric Solution contains the active ingredient docusate sodium which works by softening the stool in the bowel, making it easier to pass. It also causes the muscles in the intestinal wall to contract more often and with increased force, helping to move the contents of the intestine through the colon to the rectum so that the bowel can be emptied.

Docusol Paediatric Solution
is strawberry flavoured.

Docusol Paediatric Solution should always be taken exactly as the doctor or pharmacist has instructed. You should check with your pharmacist if you are not sure.

Dilute the medicine in a glass of flavoured drink such as fruit juice or milk and give to your child/infant to drink within 30 minutes of preparation. Reduce the dose as the condition improves.

  • The usual dose for infants aged over 6 months is one 5ml spoonful three times a day.
  • The usual dose for children aged 2-12 years is one to two 5ml spoonfuls three times a day.
Use before stomach x-ray:
  • When taken before a stomach x-ray the dose is six 5ml spoonfuls, as a single dose.
  • Active Ingredient: Docusate sodium 12.5mg/5ml
  • Other Ingredients: Sorbitol (E420), glycerol (E422), povidone, sodium acid phosphate (E339), sodium phosphate (E339), methyl-p-hydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl p-hydroxybenzoate (E216), strawberry flavour, aspartame (E951) and purified water.
  • Docusate sodium may cause an unpleasant aftertaste or burning sensation. This may be minimised by drinking plenty of water after taking the solution.
  • Docusol Paediatric Solution should not be given to infants under the age of 6 months.
  • Prolonged use can cause the gut to become lazy and not work properly.
  • Docusol Paediatric Solution should not be taken if the patient is already taking mineral oil.
  • Patients already taking other laxatives called anthraquinone laxatives such as senna, will need to take reduced doses as Docusol Paediatric Solution increases their effects.
  • Please tell the doctor or pharmacist if the patient is taking or has recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
  • Docusol Paediatric Solution contains methyl p-hydroxybenzoate and propyl p-hydroxybenzoate which may cause allergic reactions, possibly delayed.
  • Docusol Paediatric Solution contains glycerol. It may cause headache, stomach upset and diarrhoea.
  • Docusol Paediatric Solution contains sorbitol. Each 5ml dose contains 0.9g of sorbitol. If the patient has been told by their doctor that they have an intolerance to sorbitol, contact their doctor before they take this medicine.
  • Docusol Paediatric Solution contains aspartame which is a source of phenylalanine. May be harmful for people with phenylketonuria. 
  • The patient should not take this medicine if they are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant or if the patient is breast feeding. Please ask the doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Do not give Docusol Paediatric Solution:
  • If the patient is allergic (hypersensitive) to docusate sodium or any of the other ingredients.
  • If the patient is suffering from stomach pains or an obstruction in the gut.
  • If the patient is feeling sick or has been sick in the last 24 hours.
Always read the product information. Click on the link below to view the Patient Information Leaflet. Requires Adobe Reader – if you cannot open the file, please click here to download.

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