What is Coloxyl?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Docusate

Coloxyl is an international brand name for the surfactant docusate sodium, a stool softener used in the treatment of constipation. It is available in capsule, liquid and enema preparations.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bowel problems 4 1
Constipation 3 0
Bowel irritability 1 2
Doctor recommendation 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Coloxyl

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Coloxyl

Dosage Patients
daily 1
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Coloxyl

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Coloxyl

Duration

Currently taking Coloxyl

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Coloxyl

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Coloxyl.