Which Dulcolax is best for constipation?
It sounds like you need relief. We recommend Dulcolax® Pink Stool Softener or Dulcolax® Stool Softener to combat your constipation. It sounds like you need relief. We recommend Dulcolax® Pink Stool Softener or Dulcolax® Stool Softener to combat your constipation.
How long does it take for Dulcolax to make you poop?
It may take 6 to 12 hours before this medication causes a bowel movement.
How many Dulcolax should I take for constipation?
Adults and children over 12 can take 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose for up to 7 days. If this is the first time taking a laxative for constipation, we recommend taking 1 to 2 tablets in a single daily dose. Take tablets 30 to 60 minutes before your normal bedtime to produce a bowel movement the next morning.
Is Dulcolax a laxative or a stool softener?
Try Dulcolax® Stool Softener – it’s a stimulant free laxative that softens dry, hard stool, so your next bowel movement can happen sooner (within 12- 72 hours).
How long does 2 Dulcolax take to work?
Tablets usually have an effect within 10-12 hours. Suppositories will take between 10-60 minutes to work, but usually have their effect within 30 minutes….About bisacodyl.
|Type of medicine||Stimulant laxative|
|Available as||Tablets and suppositories|
How much water should I drink with Dulcolax?
Drink 8 oz. of clear liquids. No solid food – clear liquids only. Drink 8oz of clear liquids.
What happens if Dulcolax doesnt work?
If stool softeners aren’t providing enough help, the osmotic laxative polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX or a generic version) is good next step. These products hold water in stool to soften it and increase bowel movements. Common side effects are gas, bloating, and nausea.
Which works faster Dulcolax or MiraLAX?
Another difference is how long these products take to work. MiraLAX usually takes one to three days to cause a bowel movement. Dulcolax tablets, on the other hand, usually cause a bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours. And Dulcolax suppositories typically do so within 15 minutes to an hour.
Can I take Dulcolax on an empty stomach?
This medication should not be taken with food. It is best taken on an empty stomach, one hour before or 2 hours after a meal. It is recommended to drink plenty of water while using this medication.
Is Dulcolax the same as miralax?
Dulcolax contains bisacodyl, a stimulant laxative. It works by increasing the activity of the intestines to cause a bowel movement. Miralax contains polyethylene glycol 3350, an osmotic laxative. It works by attracting water in the colon, which softens stools and makes them easier to pass.
Who should not take Dulcolax?
You should not use Dulcolax if you are allergic to bisacodyl, or if you have: stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially: hemorrhoids or anal fissures (small tears in the skin tissues around your rectum);
When is the best time to take Dulcolax?
*Works in 30 minutes to 6 hours
Is Dulcolax safe for daily use?
You can take 1 Dulcolax®Laxative Suppository a day for up to 7 days. Children 6 to under 12 years of age can take a ½ suppository a day. For children under 6 years of age, consult a doctor. If you need to use a laxative for more than 7 days, please discuss with your doctor.
Is Dulcolax the same as bisacodyl?
Dulcolax is known by its generic name, bisacodyl. It is a stimulant laxative that works directly in the small intestine to cause a bowel movement. Dulcolax is available as a 5 mg enteric coated tablet and a 10 mg rectal suppository.