From the manufacturer's website:
Compare to the active ingredient in Colace® Capsules. GoodSense® Stool Softener contains the active ingredient docusate sodium 100 mg, a stool softener laxative that relieves occasional constipation (irregularity).
GoodSense® Stool Softener generally produces a bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours, and relieves occasional constipation (irregularity). According to the National Institutes of Health, constipation (irregularity) is a condition in which you typically have fewer than three bowel movements a week, and bowel movements with stools that are hard, dry, and small, making them painful or difficult to pass. The NIH also reports constipation (irregularity) is one of the most common gastrointestinal (GI) problems, affecting an estimated 42 million people in the United States.
*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.
Warning: Do not use if you are presently taking mineral oil, unless told to do so by a doctor.
Recommended use: Take only by mouth. Doses may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses.
- Adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 - 3 softgels daily.
- Children 2 to under 12 years of age: take 1 softgel daily.
- Children under 2 years: ask a doctor.