Docusate

Usual solid dosage form
Capsules
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral solution
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
12.5mg/5mL (paediatric oral solution), 50mg/5mL (adult oral solution)
Liquid sugar free or not
Some, check product information
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer docusate solution via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose into an enteral syringe and administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
Enema
Note
Liquid formulations of docusate contain sorbitol which may can gastrointestinal side effects.
Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Docusate sodium
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.