Pedialax laxative CVS
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Pedialax (docusate salts or dioctyl sulfosuccinate) is used for a short time to treat occasional constipation. It is an osmotic-type laxative that thought to work by drawing water into the intestines, an effect that helps to cause movement of the intestines.
Pedialax is also used to treat symptoms caused by too much stomach acid such as
- upset stomach, or
Pedialax is an antacid that does working by reducing the mass of acid in the stomach.
Pedialax is available in the market in different forms such as liquid, tablet, powder, Suppositories, & enema.
How to use Pedialax
This product is used by
- Oral &
- Reactel roots
By Oral Root
Through oral origin, pedialax used in different forms such as
- Chewable tablet form, chew thoroughly before swallowing
- In the liquid form, shake off the bottle well before each dosage
- Probiotic yums
By rectal root
Through rectal root, pedialax used in different forms such as
Overdose of pedialax
overdose of pedialax for constipation may result in
- persistent diarrhea,
- loss of too much body water (dehydration), &
- mineral imbalances
- trouble breathing
- mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion)
- slow/irregular heartbeat decreased
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away.
United States citizen can call their local poison control center at this number( 1-800-222-1222).
Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Side Effects of Pedialax
If the doctor has a guide you to use this laxative, remember that doctor has felt that the benefit to you is greater than the hazard of side effects. A lot of people using this laxative don’t have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but severe side effects occur include:
- symptoms of dehydration (e.g., decreased urination, dizziness, extreme thirst, very dry mouth),
- stomach/abdominal pain,
- bloody stools,
- rectal bleeding.
- A severe allergic reaction including
- itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
- severe dizziness,
- trouble breathing.
- Diarrhea may occur.
If these effects persist or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
The upper list is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other negative effects contact doctor.
In the US – Call the doctor for medical advice about negative effects.
You may announce negative effects to F D A at 1-8 0 0-F D A-10 8 8 or www.f d a.gov/medwatch.
In Canada – visit the physician for medical help about negative effects. You may announce side effects to Health Canada at 1- 8 6 6- 2 3 4- 2 3 4 5
Precautions about Pedialax
Before taking pedialax, tell the doctor if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This drug may take inactive elements, which can cause allergic action or other problems. Talk to your doctor for more details.
Before using this medication, tell the doctor your medical history, especially of:
- kidney disease
- appendicitis or symptoms of appendicitis e.g.
- stomach/abdominal pain
- the sudden change in bowel habits that lasts for longer than two weeks
- During pregnancy
Docusate salts interactions may vary how your medications work or grow your risk for severe side effects. This deed does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs & herbal products) & share it with doctor & pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without doctor’s approval.
Some things that may interact with pedialax include:
- sodium polystyrene sulfonate.
Ask the doctor about how long you should wait for b/w doses & for help finding a dosing schedule that will work with all your medicines.
Keep all regular medical and laboratory appointments.
Lifestyle changes such as
- regular exercise &
- diet changes including
- drinking enough water,
- Eating a valid diet with fiber-rich feed such as
- bran, fresh fruits/vegetables) may prevent or relieve constipation.
- stress reduction programs,
- stopping smoking,
- limiting alcohol &
- diet changes (e.g., avoiding caffeine/certain spices) may help to reduce heartburn & other stomach acid problems.
Talk to the doctor about lifestyle changes that might benefit you.
Stock at room temp. Away from light & moisture. If you have any question about stock, ask the pharmacist. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children & pets.
Don’t flush medicines down the toilet them into a drain if instructed to do so. Right trash this product when it is expired or no longer require. Consult pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to trash products safely.
This product has no shipping restrictions.
Shipping Weight (in lbs): 0.17
Product in inches (LxWxH): 1.8x 2.75x 3.1
Item Code: 539372