Docusate sodium, Poloxamer
[This monograph does not include the use of Arachis Oil or Liquid Paraffin as Stool Softeners for management of constipation or use of Docusate sodium for bowel cleansing for abdominal radiological procedures]
Issues for Surgery
Advice in the Perioperative period
Combination Products: -
If concomitant use of opioids or other medication that may cause constipation, or antibiotics that may cause diarrhoea, monitor response to treatment and adjust dose accordingly.
Review if patient develops reduced gastrointestinal motility (e.g. ileus) post-operatively.
Patients undergoing Colorectal Surgery
Interaction(s) with Common Anaesthetic Agents
Interaction(s) with other Common Medicines used in the Perioperative Period