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Peri-Colace Tablets (Purdue Products)

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    Peri-Colace® (docusate sodium and standardized senna concentrate) is a combination stimulant laxative and stool softener

    Peri-Colace® Tablets contains the following:

    Active Ingredient:    contains 50 mg of docusate sodium and 8.6 mg of sennosides

    Inactive Ingredients:    carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, dicalcium phosphate, FD&C Blue No. 2, FD&C Red No. 40, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, PEG 400, sodium benzoate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide


    Relieves occasional constipation (irregularity). Generally produces bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours.


    Do not use laxative products for longer than 1 week unless told to do so by a doctor; 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. 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.


    doses may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided
    doses preferably in the evening
    adults and children 12 years and over
    take 2-4 tablets daily
    children 6 to under 12 years of age
    take 1-2 tablets daily
    children 2 to under 6 years of age
    take up to 1 tablet daily
    children under 2
    ask a doctor

    Other information

    each tablet contains: calcium 20mg, sodium 4mg VERY LOW SODIUM

    store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

    Keep tightly closed.


    Tablets:    Box of 10. Bottles of 30 and 60.

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