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Cabinet Stool Softener
Cabinet Stool Softener
Cabinet Stool Softener
Cabinet Stool Softener

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Cabinet Stool Softener


Softens stool for gentle relief of constipation without stimulants.

  • Stool Softener Laxative - Cabinet Docusate Sodium 100 mg Softgels contain docusate sodium 100 mg, the #1 physician recommended stool softener OTC active ingredient (of U.S. physicians surveyed by an independent market research firm).

  • Gentle Relief - These softgels work gently to soften stools and generally produce a bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours. 

  • Stimulant Free - Convenient, predictable relief of occasional constipation symptoms, such as: fewer than 3 bowel movements per week; dry, hard stools; difficult or painful bowel movements; feeling that not all stool has passed

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Active Ingredients (in each softgel)

Docusate sodium 100 mg (Stool softener)

Expert Advice

Cabinet Stool Softener is the ultimate stool softener laxative for easier defecation and gentler relief from constipation without the need for any stimulants. If you don’t want to use Colace capsules, Cabinet is a doctor-recommended stool-softener brand that puts an end to occasional constipation to get you frequent, more consistent bowel movements to improve your overall health. If you’re suffering from stomach pain, bowel problems, or any symptom associated with poor excretion, Cabinet Stool Softener is the solution. Make use of a laxative that takes care of your bowel movements to give you the regular strength and confidence you need to face the day. That said, in as much as this stool softener laxative is the best alternative to Colace and Dulcolax, it isn’t for everyone. If you notice rectal bleeding or don’t see any improvement in your symptoms, that may be signs of a serious condition. In such cases, please speak with your doctor. On the other hand, Cabinet Stool Softener has a maximum dosage that you should adhere to. In case of overdose, stop use immediately and please see a Poison Control Center immediately. In the event that you cannot do so, please seek medical help by visiting a healthcare professional as soon as you can. For any information related to FDA or OTC approval, possible medical advice, combining this medicine with gelatin or mineral oil, or any product information, feel free to get in touch with a health professional of your choice.

Dr. Vandana Patel


Internal and pulmonary medicine expert with 30 years of experience with critical care medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Cabinet Stool Softener work?

Cabinet Stool Softener is a stool softener laxative that provides the user with gentle, smoother relief from constipation. Therefore, it works to provide freer bowel movements and to rid the user of negative symptoms associated with excretion problems. Those include stomach pain, difficulty defecating, headaches, and more. This medication contains docusate sodium, a stool softener.

What is Cabinet Stool Softener used for?

Cabinet Stool Softener is used exclusively to relieve the user from bowel constipation and symptoms that derive from the aforementioned. Under no circumstances should this medication be used to treat any other condition, nor should you exceed the maximum dosage stipulated in the product information. If you are unsure whether you should be consuming Cabinet Stool Softener to treat the symptoms that you are experiencing, please confer with a health professional. If your symptoms are serious, please contact a doctor at the earliest.

How long does it take Cabinet Stool Softener to work?

Cabinet Stool Softener aids the body in clearing bowel movements. It is expected that you should experience a bowel movement within 12-72 hours. You may experience a bowel movement sooner. The time it takes to achieve one depends heavily on your body. Please note that the time period indicated is to be taken with a margin of flexibility. In case 72 hours have elapsed and you haven’t experienced a bowel movement, please alert your doctor as that may be an indication of a more serious medical condition that needs to be treated urgently. Once again, if you realize that your symptoms get progressively worse after you have consumed Cabinet Stool Softener, you are advised to see a healthcare professional.

How long does Cabinet Stool Softener last?

Cabinet Stool Softener is expected to provide relief for bowel movements within a 24-72 hour timeframe. Therefore, for as many as 72 hours following your consumption of this medication, you can expect to feel bowel relief. However, please note that this is not a steadfast rule. Cabinet Stool Softener reacts differently to each person’s body. If, however, you notice that you are developing negative symptoms after consuming this medication, please seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Can I buy Cabinet Stool Softener over-the-counter?

Cabinet Stool Softener is not a prescription drug. This means that you do not need a prescription from a licensed medical care professional to use this medication. Consequently, you can go to a pharmacy or drugstore and purchase this medication over-the-counter without the need for any prior authorization from a doctor. That said, in as much as you are not obligated to check in with a doctor prior to using Cabinet Stool Softener, if you doubt whether this is the right medication for you, it is best to see a doctor before you start using Cabinet Stool Softener.

If I have a prior medical condition, can I use Cabinet Stool Softener?

While Cabinet Stool Softener is a safe medication, it isn’t for everyone. If you present symptoms of vomiting, nausea, a sudden or recent change in bowel movements that have progressed over a two-week period, please ask your doctor before using this medication. This is because your symptoms may be an indication of a more serious, severe medical condition that requires immediate attention. Similarly, if you take or consume mineral oil, do not, under any circumstances, consume Cabinet Stool Softener.

When should I stop using Cabinet Stool Softener?

Please refrain from using Cabinet Stool Softener if you notice rectal bleeding. What’s more, if you fail to have a bowel movement following the use of this medication, you are strongly advised to cease consuming Cabinet Stool Softener. In addition, if you recognize that your symptoms are worsening, or that you are beginning to experience new symptoms, you are advised to refrain from consuming Cabinet Stool Softener. Moreover, if you feel the need to use Cabinet Stool Softener for over a week, then please stop using this medication and go see your doctor. You should not feel dependent on this medication. If that is the case, then that indicates that you have a more serious medical issue.

What are the side-effects of using Cabinet Stool Softener?

While Cabinet Stool Softener is an alternative to most laxatives, it is not without its side effects. If you begin to feel stomach pain, stomach cramps, or throat irritation, please alert your doctor. If you begin to notice other negative symptoms after using Cabinet Stool Softener, you should speak with your doctor as soon as possible. What’s more, on the off-chance that your symptoms do not improve, visit a licensed doctor.

How many times can I take Cabinet Stool Softener?

Like most medications, Cabinet Stool Softener features instructions that guide the user on the frequency with which they should consume this drug. Prior to using this laxative, please verify the dosage that is located in the product information. You are to consume this drug only by mouth. You may take one single, daily dose or you may elect to divide those doses throughout the day. In any case, adults along with children twelve (12) years of age and older can consume between 1-3 softgels in twenty-four (24) hours. Children between the ages of two (2) and twelve (12) should consume no more than one (1) softgel within a twenty-four (24) hour period. If your child is under the age of two (2), please consult a licensed doctor for more information.

Can I use Cabinet Stool Softener while breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding or expecting to breastfeed soon, please find out from a doctor whether Cabinet Stool Softener is the ideal solution for you. If your doctor cautions you against its use, please respect their medical opinion. If you are given the go-ahead, do not exceed the maximum dosage stipulated for your age group.

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