Which medications in the drug class Stool Softeners are used in the treatment of Pediatric Constipation?

Updated: Dec 14, 2018
  • Author: Stephen M Borowitz, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Stool Softeners

Stool softening agents allow incorporation of water and fat into the stool, causing the stool to soften.

Docusate sodium (Colace, Docu-Soft, Diocto, DSS)

Docusate sodium is used to avoid straining during defecation. This agent allows incorporation of water and fat into the stool, causing it to soften.


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