Dok-plus

(docusate and senna)

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Relieves occasional constipation.

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Dok-plus (docusate and senna) is a good choice to help relieve constipation, but should only be used occasionally.

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Quick facts about Dok-plus
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (docusate and senna)

Upsides

  • This medicine is commonly used to help relieve occasional constipation.
  • Generally tolerable with few side effects.
  • There are many different formulations available over the counter, including generic.
  • Can take this medicine once a day.
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Downsides

  • Doesn't offer immediate relief and is not meant for regular use.
  • Need to remember to separate your other medicines with Dok-plus (docusate and senna).
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How it works

Dok-plus (docusate and senna) is a combination of a stool softener (docusate) and a laxative (senna). Together, they soften and help push your stool, relieving your constipation.

Quick facts about Dok-plus
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (docusate and senna)

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What to expect when you take Dok-plus (docusate and senna) for Constipation

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  • Possible side effects
  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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Risks and Warnings for Dok-plus (docusate and senna)

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  • Don't use Dok-plus (docusate and senna) if you're having nausea, vomiting, rectal bleeding, or a sudden change in your bowel movements that lasts for more than 2 weeks. If you have rectal bleeding while using Dok-plus (docusate and senna), stop taking it and talk to your doctor.

Common concerns from people taking Dok-plus (docusate and senna)

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  • There are many different formulations available over the counter, including generic.