Peri-Colace Tablets

Generic Name: Docusate sodium, Sennosides

  • What is this medication?

    Peri-Colace Tablets contain a stool softener and a laxative. They are intended to relieve occasional constipation.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Peri-Colace Tablets?

    Use laxatives for no longer than 7 days unless directed otherwise by a doctor.

    Do not use this product if you are presently taking mineral oil unless you are told to do so by a doctor.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if you have rectal bleeding or fail to have a bowel movement after the use of a laxative. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Peri-Colace Tablets?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting, or you have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Peri-Colace Tablets?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
  • What should I avoid while taking Peri-Colace Tablets?

    Do not use this product if you are presently taking mineral oil unless you are told to do so by a doctor. Do not use laxatives for longer than 7 days, unless directly otherwise by a doctor.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Peri-Colace Tablets?

    If Peri-Colace Tablets are taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Peri-Colace Tablets with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Peri-Colace Tablets?

    Take only by mouth. The product can be taken as a single daily dose, preferably in the evening, or in divided doses.

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 to 4 tablets daily.

    Children 6-11 years: Take 1 to 2 tablets daily.

    Children 2-5 years: Take up to 1 tablet daily.

    Children <2 years: Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Peri-Colace Tablets?

    Store at room temperature.