Colace® Capsules

Colace® is the #1 Doctor Recommended Stool Softener Brand.

Treat occasional constipation, including constipation associated with certain medical conditions, safely, gently, and effectively with Colace® Capsules.

  • For gentle reliable relief from occasional constipation (irregularity)
  • Stimulant FREE For comfortable relief
  • Generally produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours

How Colace® Works

Docusate Sodium, the active ingredient in Colace Capsules®, allows water and fats to get into the stool. This helps soften fecal material and makes defecation more comfortable. Docusate sodium is not a stimulant laxative.

Recommended Doses

Take only by mouth. May be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses.

Colace® Capsules - 100 mg

  • Adults and children 12 years of age and older: 1 to 3 capsules daily
  • Children 2 to under 12 years of age: 1 capsule daily
  • Children under 2 years: Ask a doctor

Colace® Capsules - 50 mg

  • Adults and children 12 years of age and older: 1 to 6 capsules daily
  • Children 2 to under 12 years of age: 1 to 3 capsules daily
  • Children under 2 years: Ask a doctor

Warnings

  • Do not use laxative products for longer than 1 week unless told to do so by a doctor.
  • Do not use if you are presently taking mineral oil unless told to do so by a doctor.
  • Ask a doctor before use if you have:
    • Stomach pain
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over two weeks
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if you have rectal bleeding or fail to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Colace® Capsules