SDA Stool Softener Original Docusate Sodium 100 mg - 1000 Softgel Capsules (Colace)

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Product Overview

Gentle Constipation Relief with Colace SDA Original Stool Softener

SDA Stool Softener Original from Colace provides gentle, stimulant-free relief from constipation. Each softgel capsule contains 100 mg of docusate sodium to draw water into the stool and make it easier to pass. The 100 softgels ensure lasting relief when you need it. SDA Original is a non-habit forming stool softener that promotes regularity.

Expiration Date: 9-2024

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Active Ingredient

  • Docusate Sodium 100 mg - Stool Softener

Equivalent To

  • Colace


  • Relieves occasional constipation (irregularity)
  • Generally produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours

Dosage Form

  • Softgels


  • 100 mg per tablet


  • 1000 Softgels

Disclaimer: This is a generic medicine equivalent to the brand name drug Colace®. It has the same active ingredient Colace and is produced under strict quality standards. Though it has the same therapeutic effect, it may differ in color, shape, packaging, and price.

Dosage and Administration

  • Take only by mouth
  • Doses may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses
  • Adults and Children 12 Years and Over
    • Take 1-3 softgels daily 
  • Children 2 to Under 12 Years of Age
    • Take 1 softgel daily
  • Children Under 2 Years
    • Ask a doctor

Warnings and Precautions

  • Do Not Use
  • If you are presently taking mineral oil, unless told to do so by a doctor
  • Ask a Doctor Before Use if You Have
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 2 weeks
  • Stop Use and Ask a Doctor If 
  • You have rectal bleeding or fail to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative
  • These could be signs of a serious condition
  • You need to use a stool softener laxative for more than 1 week
  • If Pregnant or Breast-Feeding 
  • Ask a health professional before use
  • Keep Out of Reach of Children
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away

Possible Side Effects

  1. Diarrhea - Taking too much docusate sodium can lead to loose, watery stools.
  2. Stomach cramps - Some people may experience abdominal discomfort or cramps when taking stool softeners.
  3. Electrolyte imbalances - Excessive use can potentially cause low potassium or sodium levels.
  4. Allergic reactions - Rarely, some people may have allergic reactions to the ingredients. Symptoms could include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness.
  5. Drug interactions - Docusate sodium may interact with certain medications like warfarin, cyclosporine, or lithium.
  6. Dependency - With prolonged use, the bowels can become dependent on stool softeners to have a bowel movement.

Most side effects are mild and uncommon. Discontinue use if any bothersome or serious side effects develop. As with any medication, speak to a doctor before using docusate if pregnant or breastfeeding.

Other Information

  • Tamper Evident: do not use if safety seal under cap is broken or missing
  • Each softgel contains: sodium 6 mg (very low sodium)
  • Keep tightly closed

Inactive Ingredients

  • D&C Red #33, Edible Ink, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, Gelatin, Glycerin, Polyethylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sorbitol Special, Titanium Dioxide 

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Q: How often should I take SDA Original? 

Take as directed, usually once or twice daily. Do not exceed recommended dosage. 

Q: Is SDA Original safe to take daily for an extended period? 

It can be safe for short-term daily use, but prolonged use can cause dependency. Consult your doctor before long-term daily use.

Q: How soon can I expect SDA Original to work after taking it?

It may take 12-72 hours to fully work. Effects are gradual, stool softening is not immediate.

Q: Can I take SDA Original together with laxatives or other constipation medications?

Check with your doctor first. SDA Original is generally safe with laxatives but other interactions are possible.

Q: What is the active ingredient in SDA Original and how does it work?

The active ingredient is docusate sodium, a stool softener that allows more water absorption into the stool to make it softer.

Q: Does SDA Original cause any dependency with long-term use?

Yes, dependency can occur with prolonged use where bowels rely on it to have a movement. 

Q: What should I do if I miss a dose of SDA Original?

Take the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is close to the time for the next dose. Avoid double dosing.

Q: Can SDA Original be taken on an empty stomach or with food?

It can be taken with or without food. Take as directed.

Q: Is it safe to use SDA Original during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

Consult doctor before use, as safety has not been established.

Q: What are the most common side effects and when should I call my doctor?

Diarrhea, cramps, dizziness. Call doctor if side effects worsen or do not go away.

Remember, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional or pharmacist for personalized advice regarding your specific situation and any questions you may have.