Peri-Colace® Tablets

Peri-Colace® Tablets contain both a stool softener and a stimulant laxative for gentle, overnight relief of occasional constipation.

  • For overnight relief from occasional constipation (irregularity)
  • Generally produces bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours
Peri-Colace® Capsules

How Peri-Colace® Works

The active ingredients in Peri-Colace®Tablets are docusate sodium and standardized senna concentrate. These ingredients are used together to help relieve occasional constipation. Docusate sodium works to soften the stool. Standardized senna concentrate is a laxative that helps to gently stimulate motility of the intestines.

Recommended Doses

Take only by mouth. Doses may be taken as a single daily dose, preferably in the evening, or in divided doses.

Usual daily dose:

  • Adults and children 12 years of age and older: 2-4 tablets daily
  • Children 6 to under 12 years: 1-2 tablets daily
  • Children 2 to under 6 years of age: Up to 1 tablet daily
  • Children under 2: Ask a doctor


  • Do not use laxative products for longer than 1 week unless told to do so by a doctor.
  • Do not use if you are presently taking mineral oil unless told to do so by a doctor.
  • Ask a doctor before use if you have:
    • Stomach pain
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over two weeks
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if you have rectal bleeding or fail to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.