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About this Medication
  • Brand Name: Colace (U.S. and Canada)
  • Chemical Name: docusate (doe-koo-sate)
  • Usage in MS: Constipation
  • Generic Available: Yes

This medication is available without a prescription.


Docusate is an over-the-counter stool softener (emollient) that helps liquids to mix into dry, hardened stool, making the stool easier to pass.

Click here to read more about stool softeners, which are available under the brand names Correctol Soft Gels®, Ex-Lax Stool Softener®, Fleet Sof-Lax®, Phillips' Liqui-Gels®,