Dulcolax Laxative Tablets

Generic Name: Bisacodyl

  • What is this medication?

    Dulcolax Laxative Tablets are intended to provide temporary relief of occasional constipation and irregularity. The product usually leads to bowel movements in 6 to 12 hours.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Dulcolax Laxative Tablets?

    Do not use this product if you cannot swallow without chewing. When using this product, do not chew or crush the tablets. Do not use Dulcolax Laxative Tablets within an hour after taking an antacid or drinking milk.

    This product may cause stomach discomfort, faintness and cramps.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if you have rectal bleeding or do not have a bowel movement after taking this product. These could be signs of a serious condition. Also, stop using the product and ask a doctor if you need to use a laxative for more than 1 week.

    Do not use this product if the individual seals in the blister packaging are broken.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Dulcolax Laxative Tablets?

    Ask a doctor before using this product if you have stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting, or you have a sudden change in bowel habits lasting more than 2 weeks.

    Ask your doctor before using Dulcolax Laxative Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Dulcolax Laxative Tablets?

    This product may cause stomach discomfort, faintness, and cramps.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking Dulcolax Laxative Tablets?

    Do not use if you cannot swallow without chewing. Do not chew or crush the tablets, and do not use the product within an hour after taking an antacid or drinking milk.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Dulcolax Laxative Tablets?

    If Dulcolax Laxative Tablets are taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Dulcolax Laxative Tablets with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Dulcolax Laxative Tablets?

    Take this product with a glass of water.

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose.

    Children 6-11 years: Take 1 tablet in a single daily dose.

    Children <6 years: Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Dulcolax Laxative Tablets?

    Store at room temperature, and protect from excessive humidity.