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Correctol Side Effects

Common Correctol Side Effects


The most commonly reported Correctol side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Diarrhoea (6)
Nausea (6)
Vomiting (4)
Dyspepsia (4)
Constipation (4)
Haemorrhoids (3)
Laxative Abuse (3)
Abdominal Pain Upper (3)
Muscle Spasms (3)
Rectal Haemorrhage (3)
Electrolyte Imbalance (2)
Abdominal Pain (2)
Eructation (2)
Chest Pain (2)
Faecal Incontinence (2)
Hyperhidrosis (2)
Malaise (2)
Intestinal Obstruction (2)
Hypokalaemia (1)
Influenza Like Illness (1)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Correctol Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Correctol reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Correctol on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Arteriosclerosis, Bronchopneumonia, Pulmonary Oedema, Respiratory Depression, Serotonin Syndrome
This is a report of a 48-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Correctol Nos (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Acetaminophen (+) Codeine
  • Clonazepam
  • Lorazepam
  • Morphine
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Bronchopneumonia
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Serotonin Syndrome
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Correctol Nos treatment in male patients, resulting in arteriosclerosis side effect.

Therapeutic Response Decreased
This report suggests a potential Correctol Nos Therapeutic Response Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and used Correctol Nos (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Correctol Nos the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Therapeutic Response Decreased
Drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Correctol Nos demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as therapeutic response decreased, may still occur.

Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Hyperhidrosis, Influenza Like Illness, Malaise, Nausea, Pain, Vomiting
This Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Hyperhidrosis, Influenza Like Illness, Malaise, Nausea, Pain, Vomiting problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. On May 28, 2009 this consumer started treatment with Correctol (dosage: 3 Tablets A Day. 3 Tablets A Day Po). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Correctol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Influenza Like Illness
  • Malaise
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Vomiting
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Abdominal Pain, Blood Pressure Diastolic Decreased, Hypokalaemia, Nausea
This is a report of a 32-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and was treated with Correctol (dosage: 15 Mg, Po) starting Dec 28, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Blood Pressure Diastolic Decreased
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Nausea
This opens a possibility that Correctol treatment could cause the above reactions, including abdominal pain, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Anorexia, Asthenia, Blister, Body Temperature Increased, Chills, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Oropharyngeal Blistering
A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Correctol treatment (dosage: 15 Mg;, 15 Mg;) on Jan 01, 2008. Soon after starting Correctol treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Anorexia
  • Asthenia
  • Blister
  • Body Temperature Increased
  • Chills
  • Diarrhoea
  • Malaise
  • Oropharyngeal Blistering
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Correctol.

Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Rectal Haemorrhage, Vomiting
A 50-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: laxative supportive care and was treated with Correctol(dosage: 10 Mg; Once; Po). The treatment was initiated on Mar 18, 2008. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Nausea
  • Rectal Haemorrhage
  • Vomiting
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Correctol efficacy: NA.The patient was hospitalized.

Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Rectal Haemorrhage, Vomiting
In this report, Correctol was administered for the following condition: laxative supportive care.A 50-year-old female consumer from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) started Correctol treatment (dosage: 10 Mg;once;po) on Mar 18, 2008.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Nausea
  • Rectal Haemorrhage
  • Vomiting
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.The patient was hospitalized.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Correctol treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Condition Aggravated, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Intestinal Obstruction, Nausea, Urinary Tract Infection, Volvulus Of Bowel
This is a report of the following Correctol side effect(s):
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Constipation
  • Dyspepsia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Volvulus Of Bowel
A 78-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: constipation and received a treatment with Correctol (dosage: Oral) starting: Jan 01, 1993.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Ex-lax Orals (2-3 X/week Oral)
  • Dulcolax (2-3x/week)
  • Milk Of Magnesia Tab (2-3x/week)
  • Feen-a-mint Orals (Oral)
  • Insulin
  • Hydralazine
  • Capoten
The patient was hospitalized.This report suggests that a Correctol treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Abdominal Pain Upper, Hyperhidrosis, Loss Of Consciousness, Nausea, Vertigo
This Correctol report was submitted by a 40-year-old female consumer from (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: abnormal faeces,contraception and Correctol was administered (dosage: 2 Tabs Oral) starting: Nov 19, 2004. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
Other drugs used simultaneously:
  • Alesse (Oral)
Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Correctol treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Chest Pain, Colonic Polyp, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Eructation, Faecal Incontinence, Haemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
This is a report of a possible correlation between Correctol use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Chest Pain
  • Colonic Polyp
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Eructation
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
which could contribute to an assessment of Correctol risk profile.A 14-year-old female consumer from (weight: NA) was suffering from constipation and was treated with Correctol (dosage: 1-2 Pills Prn Oral) starting Jan 01, 1970.Other concurrent medications:
  • Ex-lax Tablets (1-2 Pills Prn Oral)
  • Dulcolax (1-2 Pills Prn Oral)
  • Questran
  • Prevacid
  • Bentyl
  • Reglan
  • Prilosec
  • Anusol


Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Prolonged, Back Pain, Bronchitis, Cerebrovascular Accident, Constipation, Dermatitis, Dyspepsia, Dyspnoea, Eczema Infected
A 58-year-old female patient from (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: NA and after a treatment with Correctol (docusate Sodium (+) Phenolphthalein) (dosage: NA) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Prolonged
  • Back Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Constipation
  • Dermatitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Eczema Infected
The treatment was started on Sep 01, 2000. Correctol (docusate Sodium (+) Phenolphthalein) was used in combination with the following drugs:
  • Vioxx
  • Vioxx
  • Motrin
  • Paxil
  • Paxil
  • Benadryl
  • Vioxx
  • Vioxx
The patient was hospitalized.This report could alert potential Correctol (docusate Sodium (+) Phenolphthalein) consumers.

Cytology Normal, Haemorrhoids, Laxative Abuse, Rectal Haemorrhage
In this report, a 35-year-old female patient from (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Correctol side effect.The patient was diagnosed with weight control. After a treatment with Correctol (dosage: Oral, start date: NS), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Cytology Normal
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Laxative Abuse
  • Rectal Haemorrhage
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
  • Feen-a-mint No Dose Form (Oral)
  • Ex-lax Tablets (Oral)
  • Dulcolax (Oral)
The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Correctol treatment.

Convulsion, Unevaluable Event, Vomiting
This is a report of a 39-year-old female patient from (weight: NA), who used Correctol (dosage: Oral) for a treatment of constipation. After starting a treatment on Jan 01, 2004, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Convulsion
  • Unevaluable Event
  • Vomiting
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Correctol treatment NA.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Correctol treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Convulsion, Unevaluable Event, Vomiting.

Adhesion, Anaemia, Carcinoembryonic Antigen Increased, Cardiomegaly, Cholelithiasis, Colon Cancer Metastatic, Electrolyte Imbalance, Helicobacter Pylori Identification Test Positive
This adhesion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A 45-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. The patient was prescribed Correctol (dosage: Oral), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Feen-a-mint
  • Ex-lax
  • Alprazolam
  • Enalapril
  • Nadolol
When starting to take Correctol the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Adhesion
  • Anaemia
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen Increased
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colon Cancer Metastatic
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Helicobacter Pylori Identification Test Positive
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Correctol.

Constipation, Electrolyte Imbalance, Faecaloma
This is a Correctol side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from , suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Correctol (dosage:Oral, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ex-lax Tablets (Oral)
  • Fleet Phospho-soda Orals (Oral)
  • Dulcolax (Oral)
  • Senokot (Oral)
, and developed a serious reaction and a constipation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Constipation
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Faecaloma
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Correctol treatment in female patients suffering from constipation, resulting in constipation.

Intestinal Obstruction, Laxative Abuse
This report suggests a potential Correctol intestinal obstruction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-year-old male patient from (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): constipation and used Correctol (dosage: Two Qd Oral) starting May 01, 1998. Soon after starting Correctol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laxative Abuse
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Senokot (Twice Qd Oral)
  • Fleet Phospho-soda Orals (Twice Qd Oral)
  • Dulcolax (Twice Qd Oral)
  • Ex-lax Tablets (Twice Qd Oral)
  • Carters Pilletsjes Tablets (Twice Qd Oral)
  • Peri-colace Tablets (Twice Qd Oral)
  • Colace Tablets (Twice Qd Oral)
Although Correctol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as intestinal obstruction, may still occur.

Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Laxative Abuse
This abdominal discomfort problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): constipation.On Jan 01, 1979 a consumer started treatment with Correctol (dosage: Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Feen-a-mint
  • Ex-lax
  • Dulcolax
  • Prinivil
  • Nexium
  • Allegra-d (fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine)
  • Reglan
  • Zestril
When commencing Correctol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hepatic Enzyme Increased
  • Laxative Abuse
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as abdominal discomfort, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Chest Pain, Cholecystectomy, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Eructation, Faecal Incontinence, Haemorrhoids, Muscle Spasms
This is a Correctol side effect report of a 14-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from . The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and was treated with Correctol (dosage: 1-2 Pills Prn Oral) starting Jan 01, 1970. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ex-lax-tablets (1-2 Pills Prn Oral)
  • Dulcolax (1-2 Pills Prn Oral)
  • Questran
  • Prevacid
  • Bentyl
  • Reglan
  • Prilosec
  • Anusol
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Eructation
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Muscle Spasms
This opens a possibility that Correctol could cause abdominal pain upper and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

Exposure To Toxic Agent, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient
A male patient (weight: NA) from with the following symptoms: constipation started Correctol treatment (dosage: Oral) on NS. Soon after starting Correctol treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Exposure To Toxic Agent
  • Refusal Of Treatment By Patient
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ex-lax
  • Doxycycline
  • Keflex
  • Flagyl
  • Bentyl
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Correctol side effects, such as exposure to toxic agent.

Gastrointestinal Disorder
This gastrointestinal disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation.The patient was prescribed Correctol (dosage: Oral), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Feen-a-mint No Dose Form
  • Ex-lax
.When starting to take Correctol the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
These side effects may potentially be related to Correctol.



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Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

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    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

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