dioctyl

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dioctyl

[dī′äkt·əl]
(organic chemistry)
A compound that has two octyl groups.
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Changes in laxative medication use for constipation before abdominal massage (AM) and after abdominal massage (AM) at six-week intervention Number of prescriptions Macrogol 21 15 Latulose 3 1 Sodium picosulphate 1 1 Glycerin suppositories 4 1 Bisocodyl 1 0 Docusate sodium 1 0 Note: Table made from bar graph.
TABLE 2 Common treatments for constipation Bulk-forming laxatives absorb water, increasing fecal mass * psyllium seed (Metamucil) * methylcellulose (Citrucel) * calcium polycarbophil (FiberCon) * wheat Dextran (Benefiber) Surfactant agents lower the surface tension of stool, allowing water to enter the stool * docusate sodium (Colace) Osmotic laxatives contain poorly/nonabsorbed substances, leading to intestinal water secretion * polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX) * magnesium citrate (Milk of Magnesia) Stimulant laxatives increase colonic transit and alter electrolyte transport across the colonic mucosa * bisacodyl (Dulcolax) * senna (Senokot)
These include taking an oral stool softener like docusate sodium (Colace) and a daily fiber supplement like Metamucil, Konsyl, Citrucel or Fibercon; eating high-fiber foods like dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, bran and other whole grains; and drinking two or more quarts of water a day.
Because Mr Smith is not receiving adequate pain relief from the NSAIDs, Dr Jones prescribes hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 5 mg/500 mg, 1 capsule by mouth every 4 hours while awake, along with docusate sodium with senna concentrate, 2 tablets at bedtime, to avoid constipation.