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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Colace is used for prevention of dry, hard stools.
Children 6 to 12 years old: 1 capsule. Adults and children 12 years and older: 1 to 3 capsules. The highest dose should be taken until the first bowel movement; thereafter, a lower dose should be taken for maintenance.
Docusate Sodium 100 Mg
As with any drug, pregnant or nursing women should seek the advice of a health professional before using this product. Your physician is the best source of counsel and guidance in problems of constipation. Keep this and all medication out of the reach of children. Store at or below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F).