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Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Hyperhidrosis, Influenza Like Illness, Malaise, Nausea, Pain, Vomiting (6213977-9)
on Jun 01, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, weighting 163.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and was treated with Correctol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Correctol side effects: diarrhoea, flatulence, hyperhidrosis, influenza like illness, malaise, nausea, pain, vomiting. Correctol dosage: 3 Tablets A Day. 3 Tablets A Day Po.

Abdominal Pain, Blood Pressure Diastolic Decreased, Hypokalaemia, Nausea (6150844-3)
Patient was taking Correctol. Patient felt the following Correctol side effects: abdominal pain, blood pressure diastolic decreased, hypokalaemia, nausea on Mar 26, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 32 years of age, weighting 105.2 lb, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and. Correctol dosage: 15 Mg, Po.

Anorexia, Asthenia, Blister, Body Temperature Increased, Chills, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Oropharyngeal Blistering (5805852-6)
Adverse event was reported on Jun 23, 2008 by a Female taking Correctol (Dosage: 15 Mg;, 15 Mg;) . Location: UNITED STATES , 66 years of age, After Correctol was administered, patient encountered several Correctol side effects: anorexia, asthenia, blister, body temperature increased, chills, diarrhoea, malaise, oropharyngeal blistering.

Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Rectal Haemorrhage, Vomiting (5735849-6)
on Apr 29, 2008 Female from UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • laxative supportive care
and was treated with Correctol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Correctol side effects: diarrhoea, muscle spasms, nausea, rectal haemorrhage, vomiting. Correctol dosage: 10 Mg; Once; Po. Patient was hospitalized.


Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Rectal Haemorrhage, Vomiting (5715377-4)
on Apr 09, 2008 Female from UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, weighting 145.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • laxative supportive care
and was treated with Correctol. Patient felt the following Correctol side effects: diarrhoea, muscle spasms, nausea, rectal haemorrhage, vomiting. Correctol dosage: 10 Mg;once;po. Patient was hospitalized.

Condition Aggravated, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Intestinal Obstruction, Nausea, Urinary Tract Infection, Volvulus Of Bowel (4768084-9)
Patient was taking Correctol. After Correctol was administered, patient encountered several Correctol side effects: condition aggravated, constipation, dyspepsia, intestinal obstruction, nausea, urinary tract infection, volvulus of bowel on Sep 12, 2005 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and. Correctol dosage: Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • 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
Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Hyperhidrosis, Loss Of Consciousness, Nausea, Vertigo (4657457-0)
Adverse event was reported on May 09, 2005 by a Female taking Correctol (Dosage: 2 Tabs Oral) was diagnosed with
  • abnormal faeces
  • contraception
and. Location: , 40 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Correctol side effects: abdominal pain upper, hyperhidrosis, loss of consciousness, nausea, vertigo.
Associated medications used:
  • Alesse (Oral)


Abdominal Pain Upper, Chest Pain, Colonic Polyp, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Eructation, Faecal Incontinence, Haemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (4657441-7)
on May 09, 2005 Female from , 14 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and was treated with Correctol. Patient felt the following Correctol side effects: abdominal pain upper, chest pain, colonic polyp, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, eructation, faecal incontinence, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome. Correctol dosage: 1-2 Pills Prn Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • 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 (4650953-1)
on Jan 16, 2003 Female from , 58 years of age, weighting 174.2 lb, was treated with Correctol (docusate Sodium (+) Phenolphthalein). After Correctol was administered, patient encountered several Correctol side effects: activated partial thromboplastin time prolonged, back pain, bronchitis, cerebrovascular accident, constipation, dermatitis, dyspepsia, dyspnoea, eczema infected. Correctol (docusate Sodium (+) Phenolphthalein) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Vioxx
  • Vioxx
  • Motrin
  • Paxil
  • Paxil
  • Benadryl
  • Vioxx
  • Vioxx
Patient was hospitalized.

Cytology Normal, Haemorrhoids, Laxative Abuse, Rectal Haemorrhage (4623107-2)
Patient was taking Correctol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Correctol side effects: cytology normal, haemorrhoids, laxative abuse, rectal haemorrhage on Mar 28, 2005 from Additional patient health information: Female , 35 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • weight control
and. Correctol dosage: Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Feen-a-mint No Dose Form (Oral)
  • Ex-lax Tablets (Oral)
  • Dulcolax (Oral)


Convulsion, Unevaluable Event, Vomiting (4604033-1)
Adverse event was reported on Mar 09, 2005 by a Female taking Correctol (Dosage: Oral) was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and. Location: , 39 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, Patient felt the following Correctol side effects: convulsion, unevaluable event, vomiting.

Adhesion, Anaemia, Carcinoembryonic Antigen Increased, Cardiomegaly, Cholelithiasis, Colon Cancer Metastatic, Electrolyte Imbalance, Helicobacter Pylori Identification Test Positive (4586741-4)
on Feb 17, 2005 Female from , 45 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and was treated with Correctol. After Correctol was administered, patient encountered several Correctol side effects: adhesion, anaemia, carcinoembryonic antigen increased, cardiomegaly, cholelithiasis, colon cancer metastatic, electrolyte imbalance, helicobacter pylori identification test positive. Correctol dosage: Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Feen-a-mint
  • Ex-lax
  • Alprazolam
  • Enalapril
  • Nadolol
Patient was hospitalized.

Constipation, Electrolyte Imbalance, Faecaloma (4553772-X)
on Jan 13, 2005 Female from , weighting 196.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and was treated with Correctol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Correctol side effects: constipation, electrolyte imbalance, faecaloma. Correctol dosage: Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Ex-lax Tablets (Oral)
  • Fleet Phospho-soda Orals (Oral)
  • Dulcolax (Oral)
  • Senokot (Oral)


Intestinal Obstruction, Laxative Abuse (4551513-3)
Patient was taking Correctol. Patient felt the following Correctol side effects: intestinal obstruction, laxative abuse on May 20, 2004 from Additional patient health information: Male , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and. Correctol dosage: Two Qd Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • 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)


Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Laxative Abuse (4551192-5)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 23, 2004 by a Female taking Correctol (Dosage: Oral) was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and. Location: , weighting 232.0 lb, After Correctol was administered, patient encountered several Correctol side effects: abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, constipation, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, hepatic enzyme increased, laxative abuse.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Feen-a-mint
  • Ex-lax
  • Dulcolax
  • Prinivil
  • Nexium
  • Allegra-d (fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine)
  • Reglan
  • Zestril


Abdominal Pain Upper, Chest Pain, Cholecystectomy, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Eructation, Faecal Incontinence, Haemorrhoids, Muscle Spasms (4551181-0)
on May 20, 2004 Female from , 14 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and was treated with Correctol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Correctol side effects: abdominal pain upper, chest pain, cholecystectomy, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, eructation, faecal incontinence, haemorrhoids, muscle spasms. Correctol dosage: 1-2 Pills Prn Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Ex-lax-tablets (1-2 Pills Prn Oral)
  • Dulcolax (1-2 Pills Prn Oral)
  • Questran
  • Prevacid
  • Bentyl
  • Reglan
  • Prilosec
  • Anusol


Exposure To Toxic Agent, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient (4549402-3)
on Jan 10, 2005 Male from , weighting 210.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and was treated with Correctol. Patient felt the following Correctol side effects: exposure to toxic agent, refusal of treatment by patient. Correctol dosage: Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ex-lax
  • Doxycycline
  • Keflex
  • Flagyl
  • Bentyl


Gastrointestinal Disorder (4549352-2)
Patient was taking Correctol. After Correctol was administered, patient encountered several Correctol side effects: gastrointestinal disorder on Jan 10, 2005 from Additional patient health information: Female , 55 years of age, weighting 350.0 lb, was diagnosed with
  • constipation
and. Correctol dosage: Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Feen-a-mint No Dose Form
  • Ex-lax


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Reported hospitalizations: 4

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