TRADE NAMES:Enema SA
This product is used to assist with softening feces and as a laxative. It is commonly available as a tablet, syrup, and solution.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
- This product assists with hydration of feces and is commonly used as a laxative
- There are products which can be given by mouth
- There are preparations that can be given rectally as an emema
REASONS FOR USING:
- To soften hard feces and assist with constipation
- To soften feces when there is an underlying condition that may result in pain during defecation
Docusate sodium should be given according to your veterinarian’s recommendations.
Give the exact amount recommended and only as often as directed. The amount recommended and frequency of administration is often dependent upon the clinical response and initial reason for use.
Follow label directions regarding appropriate dilution of products. Confirm recommended route of administration. Ensure that products intended for rectal administration are not given by mouth.
Your pet may require routine monitoring of hydration and electrolyte status.
Ensure that fresh water is available at all times.
Ideally, give this product at the same time(s) daily.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Docusate sodium should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- This product is usually well tolerated and adverse reactions are uncommon at recommended doses
- This product may cause cramping and diarrhea
- Notify your veterinarian immediately if your pet experiences any adverse reactions to this product
CAN THIS PRODUCT BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Avoid concurrent use with mineral oil
- Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
- If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if pet receives more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT TO TELL/ASK VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING THIS MEDICATION?Talk to your veterinarian about:
- When will your pet will need to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this drug
- If your pet has experienced side effects on other drugs/products
- If your pet has experienced digestive upset now or ever
- If your pet has experienced liver or kidney disease now or ever
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet's medicines can be given together.
- If your pet is pregnant or nursing or if you plan to breed your pet
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, Docusate sodium should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
This is just a summary of information about Docusate sodium. If you have any questions or concerns about this product or for the condition it was recommended, please contact your veterinarian.