FAQ

FAQ

 

What time of day should I take Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets?

You may find that it is most convenient to take Dulcolax® Tablets before your normal bedtime in order to produce a bowel movement in the morning.

Is it safe to use Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets on a daily basis?

As with all laxatives, Dulcolax® Tablets should not be taken on a continuous daily basis or for extended periods without investigating the cause of constipation.

How many Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets can I take?

It is recommended to start with the lowest dose (1 tablet). The dose may be adjusted up to a maximum single dose of 2 tablets to produce regular stools. The maximum daily dose should not be exceeded.

How do I use Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets?

Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets can be taken with water but should be swallowed whole. The tablets must not be chewed or crushed. Do not take Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets with dairy products or antacids.

Can I chew or crush the Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets?

Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets can be taken with water but should be swallowed whole. The tablets must not be chewed or crushed.

Should I take the Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets before, after, or with meals?

Do not take Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets with dairy products or antacids in order not to prematurely dissolve the tablet coating.

Can I use multiple Dulcolax® products together?

If you feel you need to use more than one Dulcolax® product, consult your healthcare professional.

How do Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets work?

Dulcolax® Tablets belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Dulcolax® Tablets stimulates the bowel muscles while also accumulating water in the intestines. The effect is to soften the stool and to make it pass through more quickly.

Can I take Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets if I have a medical condition or if I take prescription drugs?

If you have any medical conditions or take prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs or any vitamins or herbals, we recommend you speak directly with your healthcare professional to determine if Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets are right for you.

Can I cut a Dulcolax® Tablet in half?

Dulcolax® Tablets should be swallowed whole. They should not be crushed or chewed.

Can I take Dulcolax® if I am pregnant?

There are no well-controlled studies in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, we recommend you speak with your doctor or pharmacist to determine if Dulcolax® is right for you.

Are there any side effects with Dulcolax®?

Dulcolax® may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: abdominal discomfort (including abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea), dehydration (with symptoms such as dry, sticky mouth, thirst), dizziness, fainting, swelling of the colon, discomfort involving the anus and rectum and blood in stools.

What time of day should I use Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories?

You may take a Dulcolax® Laxative Suppository anytime. It generally produces a bowel movement in 15 to 60 minutes.

How many Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories can I use?

Adults and children over 12 years of age can take one Dulcolax® Laxative Suppository per day.

How do I use Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories? What does 'retain' mean?

Remove the suppository from the plastic wrapping and insert the suppository, pointed end first, into the rectum. For best results, you should lie down and try to retain the suppository for as long as you can. To retain the suppository means to keep the suppository in the rectum.

Do you need to remove the suppository after it has been inserted?

The Dulcolax® Laxative Suppository does not need to be removed after it has been inserted. The suppository will dissolve and be absorbed in the rectum.

Can I use multiple Dulcolax® products together?

If you feel you need to use more than one Dulcolax® product, consult your healthcare professional.

How do Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories work?

Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories are inserted rectally. They contain 5 or 10 mg of bisacodyl, which stimulates the muscles in the intestine to promote bowel activity. Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories are not intended for oral or vaginal use.

Can I use Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories if I have a medical condition or if I take prescription medications?

If you have any medical conditions or take prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs or any vitamins or herbals, we recommend you speak directly with your healthcare professional to determine if Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories are right for you.

Dulcolax® For Women

  

How do Dulcolax® for Women Tablets work?

Dulcolax® for Women Laxative Tablets belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Dulcolax® for Women Laxative Tablets stimulates the bowel muscles while also accumulating water in the intestines to cause a bowel movement. The effect is to soften the stool and to make it pass through more quickly.

What is the difference between Dulcolax® for Women Tablets and Dulcolax® Tablets?

Dulcolax® for Women Laxative Tablets are formulated differently than Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets, however both products contain the same quantity of the active ingredient, bisacodyl 5 mg and have the same mode of action. Dulcolax® for Women are enteric colored pink tablets whereas Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets are enteric coated yellow tablets. Both products can be used by either women or men.

What time of day should I take Dulcolax® for Women Tablets?

It is recommended that you take Dulcolax® for Women Laxative Tablets when you can allow 6 to 12 hours for the product to work. You may find that it is most convenient to take the product before your normal bedtime in order to produce a bowel movement in the morning.

Is it safe to use Dulcolax® for Women Tablets on a daily basis?

You may take one to two tablets a day for up to 7 days. As with all laxatives, Dulcolax® for Women Laxative Tablets should not be taken on a continuous daily basis or for extended periods without investigating the cause of constipation. If you need to use a laxative for more than 7 days, consult a health professional.

How many Dulcolax® for Women Tablets can I take?

Adults and children over 12 years of age can take 1 to 2 tablets daily for up to 7 days for the relief of occasional constipation. For children less than 12 years of age, refer to the Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets or Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories label for dosing information.

How do I use Dulcolax® for Women Tablets? Can I chew or crush them?

Dulcolax® For Women Laxative Tablets for Women can be taken with water, and should be swallowed whole.
The tablets must not be chewed or crushed.

Should I take the Dulcolax® for Women Tablets before, after, or with meals?

Dulcolax® for Women Laxative Tablets can be taken without regard to meals. Do not take them within 2 hours of consuming milk or dairy products or antacids. The tablet has a special (enteric) coating which protects the stomach so that it can be absorbed where it is needed most.

Can I take Dulcolax® for Women Tablets if I am pregnant?

There are no well-controlled studies in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, we recommend you speak with your doctor or pharmacist to determine if Dulcolax® for Women Laxative Tablets is right for you.

Are there any side effects with Dulcolax® for Women Tablets?

Dulcolax® for Women Laxative Tablets may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: abdominal discomfort (including abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea), dehydration (with symptoms such as dry, sticky mouth, thirst), dizziness, fainting (syncope), swelling of the colon (large bowel), discomfort involving the anus and rectum and blood in stools. For additional questions regarding usage, cautions, side effects, or storage instructions, please refer to the enclosed leaflet in the carton or contact your healthcare professional.