What is docusate?
Docusate is an over-the-counter medication used to treat constipation. It is a stool softener that makes it easier to pass bowel movements, helping to avoid straining that could be dangerous after a heart attack or surgery.
Constipation is a common condition that makes it difficult for you to pass stools, leading to discomfort and even pain.
Talk to your doctor about whether docusate could be right for your needs.