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Generic Name: DOCUSATE - ORAL Pronounced: (DOCK-you-sate) Pedia-Lax Stool Softener Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or
other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
If you have any of the following health problems, consult
your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication:
severe abdominal pain
sudden change in bowel habits over the previous 2
This medication should be used only when clearly needed
during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your
It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Pedia-Lax Stool Softener Oral Side Effects
Stomach pain, diarrhea, or cramping may occur. Irritated
throat (with liquid ...
Alternative Names Foul-smelling stools Home Care Home care depends on the diagnosis. Follow your health care provider's instructions closely, and stick to any prescribed diets. If you have diarrhea, drink more fluids to avoid dehydration. Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider if you have: Black or pale stools Blood in the stool Changes in the stool related to diet Chills Cramping Fever Pain in the abdomen Weight loss What to expect at your health care provider's office Your health care provider will perform a physical examination and ask questions about your medical history. Questions may include: When did you first notice that your stools were foul-smelling? Are the stools an abnormal color (especially pale or clay-colored stools )? Are your stools difficult to flush? What sort of diet have you eaten recently? Does a change in your diet make the smell worse or better? What other symptoms do you have? The doctor may take a stool sample. Other tests may be needed.
Definition Stool ova and parasites exam is a laboratory test to determine if a stool sample contains parasites or eggs (ova) that are associated with intestinal infections. Alternative Names Parasites and stool ova exam How the test is performed A stool sample is needed. There are many ways to collect the sample. You can catch the stool on plastic wrap that is loosely placed over the toilet bowl and held in place by the toilet seat. Then, put the sample in a clean container. One test kit supplies a special toilet tissue that you use to collect the sample. You then put the sample in a clean container. To collect a sample from a child in diapers, line the diaper with plastic wrap. If the plastic wrap is positioned properly, you can keep the stool separate from urine, thus ensuring a better sample. Return the sample to your health care provider's office or laboratory as directed. At the lab, a small smear of stool is placed on a microscope slide and examined. How the test will feel The laboratory ...
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