Laxsol (Docusate sodium with sennosides): Supply issue

Supply issue Active

Supplies of Laxsol (2069482) are being released.

27 January 2023: Shipments are continuing to arrive. Pharmac is monitoring the supply situation. 

Reason for the issue

There's been a shortage of the raw materials used to make Laxsol.

Supply situation

Supplies should be available but we are continuing to monitor the situation until we are assured of normal supply levels.

Monthly dispensing

To help spread the available supply, Laxsol has been on monthly dispensing from 1 July 2022, rather than all-at-once (stat) dispensing. The Online Schedule(external link) is updated to reflect this.


While there is no specific alternatives available, we recommend people talk to their prescribers about what other funded options might be available. 

Who to contact

We recommend pharmacies get in touch with their wholesalers about availability of Laxsol.