Doc-Q-Lace (Oral)

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Shelf life

Shelf life for doc q lace?
by Joetta in Murray ky, 08/14/2017

Bloating, Cosnstipation

I would like to know if Doc-q-lace will releive my bloating problem. I also have constipation,irritable bowel snydrome and gall stones. Will this medicine help. I really need help with the bloating problem the most. If you have any other suggestions o...
by Kathleen Early in Fort Wayne, IN, 01/11/2007

Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Doc-Q-Lace (Oral)

Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) Medication Classification


Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) Brandname

Surfak Stool Softener, Fleet Sof-Lax, EX-Lax Stool Softener, Femintrol, Doc-Q-Lace, Docu-Syrup, Silace, Diosuccin C, Diocto, Docu-Liquid, Colace, Sur-Q-Lax, Docusate Calcium, Docucal, Sulfolax

Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats constipation by helping you have a bowel movement.

When To Not Use Doc-Q-Lace (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have severe stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. Stool softeners should not be used if you have severe stomach pain and do not know the cause.

How Should You Use Doc-Q-Lace (Oral)

Capsule, Tablet, Liquid, Liquid Filled Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily while using any laxative.
  • To make the oral liquid taste better, you may mix it with one-half glass of milk or fruit juice.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, medicine cup, or medicine dropper.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If you do not remember the missed dose until the next day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) Storage

Store Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Doc-Q-Lace (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use mineral oil while you are using a stool softener.
  • You should not use a stool softener within 2 hours before or after taking any other medicines. Laxatives can keep other medicines from working correctly.

Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Do not give laxatives to children under 6 years old unless you talk to your doctor.
  • You should not use this laxative for longer than 1 week unless approved by your doctor. Laxatives may be habit-forming and can harm your bowels if you use them too long.
  • Stool softeners usually work in 1 to 2 days, but for some people, results can take as long as 3 to 5 days.

Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) Side Effects

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rash

Doc-Q-Lace (Oral) Ratings

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Doc-Q-Lace (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


MamaGarrison, Monterey California - 12/27/2013

I started taking Doc-Q-Lace when I was 3 months pregnant (prescribed by my OB) and it is very helpful. Still taking it (7 months pregnant) because I still need to and I would definitely recommend taking it to anyone if they need a stool softener. It's safe and helpful while pregnant.