Hi, Nedra here: just got out of hospital trying to
Its a laxative
Hello, I'm Dr. Branch, thanks for using Ask a Doctor.
Docusate is a stool softener used to help with constipation, or if you are prescribed a medication that can cause constipation like some pain medications, it is given to prevent constipation.
I hope that answers your question, please let me know if you have any other questions about that and I'd be glad to answer them.