Almost everyone gets constipated at some point in their life. When diet and lifestyle changes don’t provide enough relief, many will look to treatment options like an over-the-counter laxative.
Laxatives are commonly used to help relieve and prevent constipation. Whether it’s a stool softener, a bulking agent, an osmotic laxative (to bring water into the colon to ease bowel movements), or a stimulant laxative like Dulcolax® to help stimulate the muscles in the intestine to speed up stool movement, laxatives offer different solutions to people trying to get back on the go.
Peer-reviewed scientific data demonstrates it is not likely that laxatives, when used properly, harm your colon or have a potential for addiction*. Dulcolax is even suitable for children 6 years and older and for breast-feeding women. And it comes in a convenient oral tablet that can help provide overnight relief.
* Since extended use of any laxative can cause dependence for bowel function, do not take for more than one week without consulting a physician.