Docusol Paediatric Solution
The gentle stool softener for child constipation
Specially formulated for children aged 6 months and over, Docusol Paediatric Solution makes good days more regular.
Docusol Paediatric Solution is a stool softener containing the active ingredient docusate sodium. It works by softening the stools in the bowel, making them easier to pass.
Making small lifestyle changes like introducing more fibre or drinking more fluids may help relieve your child's constipation symptoms. If your child is still struggling and seems uncomfortable, Docusol Paediatric Solution can be used to prevent and treat constipation.
Docusol Paediatric Solution is available without a prescription and comes in a tasty strawberry flavour with a spoon for easy use.
- This product is suitable for children. Please read the description for full details.
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Constipation in children and infants is common and is usually nothing to worry about. Possible causes of constipation include:
- Not eating enough high-fibre foods (like fruit & vegetables)
- Not drinking enough fluids
- Feeling pressured or being interrupted while potty training
- Feeling worried about something
Small lifestyle changes, like eating more fibre or drinking more fluids, can relieve constipation effectively. If these lifestyle changes aren’t enough to ease your child’s constipation, Docusol Paediatric Solution can be helpful as a treatment or preventative measure.
Always read the patient information leaflet before giving your child Docusol Paediatric Solution to make sure it's suitable for them.
If your baby is constipated, the easiest sign to look for will be when, or if, they’re pooping. If they’re pooping less than three times a week, then they could be constipated.
Some of the other symptoms babies and toddlers might show when they’re constipated include:
- Dry, hard, or pellet-like poo
- Lacking energy
- Unusually smelly wind or poo
- Feeling irritable, grumpy, or generally unhappy
- Being less hungry than usual
- A firm tummy
Some mothers find that their baby becomes constipated when they switch from breastfeeding to infant formula. This is because formula can be harder for babies to digest than breast milk, and their digestive systems need a little time to get used to their new diet before getting back to normal.
Read more about constipation in babies and children in our in-depth guide.