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DOCUSATE SODIUM

Docusate is a stool softener. It works by increasing the amount of water the stool absorbs in the gut, making the stool softer and easier to pass.

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Description

This medication is used to treat constipation.  Stool softeners such as docusate are used for preventing and treating. Docusate is often used when straining to have a bowel movement should be avoided (e.g., after a heart attack or surgery).