From the manufacturer's website:
Treat occasional constipation – including constipation associated with certain medical conditions – safely, gently, and effectively with Colace® Capsules.
- For gentle, reliable relief from occasional constipation (irregularity)
- Stimulant-free for comfortable relief
- Generally produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours
Docusate sodium, the active ingredient in Colace® Capsules, allows water and fats to get into the stool. This helps soften fecal material and makes defecation more comfortable. Docusate sodium is not a stimulant laxative.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.