colace consistency?

  1. 0 hello everyone. It's been awhile since I last visited this site. People were really helpful. Thank you.

    here's my question:

    I was supposed to give colace to my patient. I know what it is and what it does and why my pt needed it. I know adverse effect. But my professor said that I need to know about consistency. I guess I got kinda scared so I wasn't able to ask her what she meant. So can anyone help clarify this for me? What does she mean by consistency? Does it mean like liquid, tablet or capsule? Or does it has something to do with the consistency like liquid, thick (nectar-thick etc)?
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    Joined Oct '10; Posts: 34; Likes: 6.

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  4. Visit  Akeos} profile page
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    it's syrupy
  5. Visit  DedHedRN} profile page
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    Ask her what she meant.

    We are not mind readers on here.

    Maybe you better just research both those things and then be able to answer it either way.
  6. Visit  nursingstudent_2012} profile page
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    I did researched it first but couldn't find the possible answer. That's why I posted a question here. I am being a chicken which is another reason why I posted my question. If it bothers you juts ignore it and don't answer.

    I WAS ASKING FOR HELP NOT SARCASM
  7. Visit  nursingstudent_2012} profile page
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    Quote from tinysam
    it's syrupy

    thank you for your response. Appreciate it.
  8. Visit  Boog'sCRRN246} profile page
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    Most of the colace I've given looks like this: http://www.drug3k.com/img2/colace_12089_4_(big)_.jpg

    Or it comes in liquid doses...but I've never thought it to be "syrupy"
  9. Visit  nursingstudent_2012} profile page
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    Quote from Boog'sRN246
    Most of the colace I've given looks like this: http://www.drug3k.com/img2/colace_12089_4_(big)_.jpg

    Or it comes in liquid doses...but I've never thought it to be "syrupy"

    Thank you for the link. I have never given a colace that looks like that. It's either tablet or liquid. I think the syrupy consistency that tinysam was refering to the consistensy that you get when you put thickening powder into the liquid colace that is sometimes put into it or if it's mixed with an applesauce because the pt can't swallow well.

    So I am thinking that that was the consistency that my prof was refering to. We have 2 clinical profs (one on wed and one on thurs) so I couldn't ask her tonight about it even if I do get the courage to ask her.
  10. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN} profile page
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    I have only ever given it in the soft pill form. I know there is a legit term for that but I am spacing it right now. The same as the link that was posted.

    Could she have possibly been asking about the consistency in which your giving it, as in Daily, TID, BID or why we stay consistent on the doses?
  11. Visit  Akeos} profile page
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    "I think the syrupy consistency that tinysam was refering to the consistensy that you get when you put thickening powder into the liquid colace that is sometimes put into it or if it's mixed with an applesauce because the pt can't swallow well. "

    No, The colace I've ever given is even called colace syrup, it comes in pre dosed, pre packaged cups.
  12. Visit  CT Pixie} profile page
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    GENERIC NAME: DOCUSATE aka Colace
    I have only used DSS in the gel-tab form although they are labeled "capsules" (like the picture posted in the link..the jelly type pill..red) and in liquid form.

    The liquid form isn't syrupy but its VERY sticky if you dribble any on the med cart or yourself

    The geltab/capsule type ones are sort of liquidy if you break them open by mistake.

    Not too sure what your instructor meant by "consistency"
  13. Visit  nursingstudent_2012} profile page
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    wow thank you so much everyone for your response. After reading your comments I thought about how to casually ask my other prof about this consistency "issue" without sounding so stupid. I'll bring up all your ideas and see what info I can get from her.


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