Suitable for Adults and children over 12 years old and elderly
Dioctyl Capsules contains the active substance docusate sodium, it is one of a group of medicines called ‘laxatives’.
They are usually taken to prevent and treat constipation that has lasted for a long time. It may also be taken during certain types of stomach X-rays, or to help you go to the toilet if you have piles (haemorrhoids).
Active Ingredients: Each capsule contains Docusate sodium 100mg.
Dioctyl 100mg Capsules contains Docusate Sodium. It is a laxative medication that can help to ease your constipation
Dioctyl Capsules (Docusate sodium) is a stool softener and provides relief when the bowel movement is painful or difficult if you are constipated or suffer from piles or anal fissure.
The active ingredient in Dioctyl capsules, Docusate sodium which is a type of medication called a laxative. It works by increasing the amount of water the stool absorbs in the gut, making the stool softer and easier to pass. It also helps to stimulate the muscles in your bowel, pushing it through your back passage so you can push it out more easily.
Dioctyl Capsules, Docusate Sodium capsules, work quickly to soften hard, dry stool helping to relieve constipation, make your trips to the bathroom more comfortable.
Dioctyl is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
You normally get Relief from constipation usually within 1 to 3 days
Do not take Dioctyl 100mg capsules :
• if you are allergic to docusate sodium or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
• if you are suffering from stomach pains
• if you are feeling sick, or have been sick in the last 24 hours
• if you have a blocked bowel (intestinal obstruction)
• if you have been told you are unable to take a sugar called fructose. Dioctyl contains sorbitol
and is therefore unsuitable for you.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dioctyl:
• if you need to take a laxative every day
• if you have regular or constant stomach pain.
Other health conditions should be excluded before taking this medicine.
The treatment of constipation with Dioctyl is only additional to a healthy lifestyle and diet (such as increased intake of fluids, dietary fibre and exercise).
Constipation is common and it affects people of all ages. You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.
This page is about constipation in adults. There’s separate information on constipation in babies and children.
It’s likely to be constipation if:
You may also have a stomach ache and feel bloated or sick.
Constipation in adults has many possible causes. Sometimes there’s no obvious reason.
The most common causes include:
Constipation is also common during pregnancy and for 6 weeks after giving birth.
Rarely, constipation may be caused by a medical condition.
Making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can help treat constipation.
It’s safe to try these simple measures when you’re pregnant.
You may notice a difference within a few days. Sometimes it takes a few weeks before your symptoms improve
To make your poo softer and easier to pass:
Keep to a regular time and place and give yourself plenty of time to use the toilet.
Do not delay if you feel the urge to poo.
To make it easier to poo, try resting your feet on a low stool while going to the toilet. If possible, raise your knees above your hips.
A daily walk or run can help you poo more regularly.
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Adults and children over 12 years old and elderly – Up to five capsules daily in divided doses. The capsule should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
The recommended dose in adults and adolescents (12 years and older) is:
• Maximum dose is 5 capsules although you may need less
• Take your capsules one at a time at regular intervals throughout the day
• Swallow Dioctyl capsules whole with a drink of water
• Reduce the dose as your condition gets better
• If you have been told to take Dioctyl during a stomach X-ray, you should take four capsules.
Your doctor will tell you exactly when to take the capsules.
Dioctyl 100mg capsules 100 pack. Dioctyl capsules are for the treatment of constipation. Dioctyl works by softening the motions to produce a gentle movement. Dioctyl 100mg pil can also be used to prevent constipation.
Dioctyl with food and drink
Dioctyl can be taken with or without food.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask
your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
The safety of Dioctyl during pregnancy has not yet been proven.
Docusate sodium is excreted in breast milk and should therefore, be used with caution in breastfeeding mothers.
Dioctyl contains sorbitol, sunset yellow (E110) and Propylene glycol
• Do not take Dioctyl if you are intolerant to any sugars such as fructose or sorbitol. This medicine
contains approximately 26 mg of sorbitol in each capsule.
• Dioctyl contains the colouring Sunset Yellow E110. This may cause an allergic reaction.
• This medicine contains 11.5 mg propylene glycol in each capsule.
These capsules are yellow and white soft gelatin capsules containing 100 mg of the active ingredient dioctyl docusate sodium.
This medicine does not usually cause side-effects, but very rarely you may have diarrhoea, feel sick, have stomach cramps or have a skin rash. If you have any side- effects which continue for more than a few days or become troublesome, see your doctor.
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, do not take the medicine. Instead, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Are you pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant?
Are you breastfeeding a baby?
Are you suffering from stomach pains?
Are you feeling sick, or have you been sick in the last 24 hours?
Are you allergic to these capsules or any of the ingredients, such as sunset yellow (E110)?
Are you taking mineral oil?
Are you intolerant to small amounts of sugar?
Are you already taking a laxative?
If you need to take a laxative every day, or if you have regular or constant stomach ache, see your doctor.
This medicine should not be given to children under 12 years of age.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the label.
Keep this medicine in a safe place, out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in original package in order to protect from moisture.
Always return any left over medicine to a pharmacist.
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