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Generic Name
Docusate sodium (Dioctyl Sodium Sulphosuccinate)
Trade Name
Docusate sodium
Drug Image
Docusate sodium
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • laxative.
  • Used topically in ears to facilitate wax removal.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • No adequate human data, but the drug used as laxative without maternal or fetal adverse effects.
  • With chronic use of high doses throughout pregnancy can cuase maternal and neonatal hypomagnesemia.
  • No data with topical use of this agent in ear to remove ear wax.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • No data available.
  • Other Trade Names
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