Treating constipation. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Docusate Enema is a stool softener. It works by adding water into the stool mass to soften the stool.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Docusate Enema. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Docusate Enema. However, no specific interactions with Docusate Enema are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Docusate Enema may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Docusate Enema as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Docusate Enema.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Anal irritation; diarrhea; gas; nausea; stomach cramps.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); continuing constipation; dizziness; rectal bleeding; vomiting; weakness.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Docusate Enema may be harmful is swallowed.Proper storage of Docusate Enema:
Store Docusate Enema at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Docusate Enema out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Docusate Enema. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.