Dulcolax® helps your body go
Our lives can be busy and chaotic, whether you’re a parent, a student, an employee, or a caregiver. Regardless of your situation, we all want to get the most out of life and live to the fullest. To achieve your objectives, your mind and body must work together: your mind making the plans and your body giving you the means to get there.
Sometimes, things may not go as planned… and we need a gentle nudge to help our bodies carry us where we want to go. At times, we can feel blocked, bloated and uncomfortable – and sometimes, you just can’t… poop. When your body feels heavy, life slows down a bit. It can be unpredictable and frustrating, but it shouldn’t get in the way of you reaching your goals !
We understand the struggle and your desire to feel better. Dulcolax® works with your body to provide you fast or gentle overnight relief so you can get back to being you.
Your body is your temple and Dulcolax® is here to help you take care of it.
Dulcolax® is the world’s #1 non-prescription laxative brand
Available in more than 90 countries
Dulcolax® is a stimulant laxative that contains Bisacodyl: an active ingredient that works with your body to help relieve occasional constipation. Bisacodyl has a 2-in-1 mechanism of action that stimulates bowel muscles and hydrates by accumulating water in the intestine to soften stool which can help you go.
Get back to being you !
Dulcolax® relieves occasional constipation, allowing you to get back to enjoying the things you love most. It activates your bowels to initiate a great poo so you can feel good, inside and out.
Works with your body
Dulcolax® Tablets have a special coating that ensures that the active ingredient is released right where it's needed. Just one tablet overnight can help provide you with relief in the morning.
Dulcolax® has provided trusted relief for over 60 years.
Let’s see how we can help get you back on your feet
We are a team of poop health experts
Dulcolax® doesn’t just offer a family of products designed to help you get relief from occasional constipation. We also offer reliable advice and information on your gut health. We are here to help you understand your body and how to take action to prevent constipation symptoms.
We created a range of products to answer your body’s needs
Dulcolax® products help your digestive system get moving with fast or gentle overnight relief solutions. Find the Dulcolax® product that’s right for you.
Any questions ? Learn more about constipation symptoms and causes:
Occasional constipation is a common condition with a wide range of possible causes. We know how unpredictable and frustrating constipation can be, so we are here to help identify the possible causes and teach you how to address them.
What are daily habits that can cause occasional constipation ?
Everything is connected and we mean this literally: our body, mind and habits can greatly affect our digestive health. Your daily habits, from the foods you eat to your daily activity level and sleep schedule can affect your bowel movements and the result may be that you get constipated. Fear not, making simple changes to your lifestyle habits can be a helpful first step in preventing occasional constipation.
How to avoid occasional constipation while traveling ?
It is common for constipation to occur when your life or daily routine changes. Traveling can sometimes trigger changes to your digestive system and as a result your bowel movements. Adapting to new circadian rhythms, new foods and new environments can trigger occasional constipation. Jet lag can also disrupt travelers for several days.
How is constipation related to stress ?
Healthy mind, healthy body – isn’t that what they say ? The brain-gut connection is real: our digestive system is highly impacted by our mind and our stress levels. Whether you’re experiencing stress at work, at home, or in your daily life, it can all impact your bowel movements and lead to occasional constipation.
How can getting older cause constipation ?
About one-third of adults 60 years or older report suffering from constipation. Unfortunately, with age sometimes comes slower digestion. The bowel muscles in the digestive tract need a bit more time to move food and stool through the intestines. The resulting constipation is a commonly reported bowel symptom in the elderly and has a considerable impact on quality of life. It is important to understand how age can change your body and how to adapt to help yourself feel better.
Occasional constipation during pregnancy
During pregnancy, there is a lot going on, to say the least. The new hormone levels can trigger many changes in the body. Pregnant women frequently suffer from difficult and infrequent bowel movements, hard and dry stools, and discomfort.
Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) cause constipation ?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a very common disorder that affects the large intestine. IBS affects the movement of digested food through the intestines which can lead to changes in bowel patterns. Canada has one of the highest IBS rates in the world with five million Canadians currently suffering from its painful, often disruptive symptoms.
Constipation as a side effect of medication
Medications affect your digestive system in a variety of ways. Some affect the central nervous system and muscle function in the bowel, while others affect water absorption in your stools. In fact, constipation is a common side effect of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
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