Vacuant oral / rectal
Name: Vacuant oral / rectal
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Vacuant (docusate oral/rectal)?
You should not use docusate if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
nausea, vomiting, or severe stomach pain;
a blockage in your intestines; or
chronic stomach pain that has not been checked by a doctor.
You should not take mineral oil while using docusate.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take docusate:
if you are on a low-salt diet; or
if you have recently had a sudden change in your bowel habits lasting for longer than 2 weeks.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether docusate will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether docusate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 6 years old without the advice of a doctor.