docusate sodium


docusate sodium
A surface-active agent used as a dispersing agent in topically applied preparations. After oral administration it lowers the surface tension of the gastrointestinal tract and is used in the treatment of constipation as a wetting agent and stool softener. SYN: dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate.

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[USP] an anionic surfactant used as a stool softener, administered orally or rectally; as a tablet disintegrant because of its solubilizing action; and as an emulsifier and dispersant in topical preparations.

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