Docuprene is an over the counter medication used for the treatment of occasional constipation and hard, dry stools. The active ingredient, Sodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate (Docusate Sodium), is a stool softener. When taken as directed, most patients experience a bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours. Docuprene comes in easy to chew or swallow tablets.
Sodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate is a surfactant which promotes water, sodium and chloride secretion in the bowel. Docuprene is also used as a preventative treatment for drug-related and iatrogenic constipation. It can be used in conjunction with laxative stimulants for softer stools and easier evacuation.