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Dulcolax is a laxative medication used to treat constipation or help empty bowels before surgery and other medical procedures. This medication usually produces bowel movements within 6 to 12 hours after taking the tablets.
Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative from the diphenylmethane family with dual prokinetic and secretory actions. The drug is converted into gut metabolites to encourage and facilitate bowel movements.
Uses and Dosage
The Dulcolax dose prescribed will vary depending on the person and their condition. Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking. Do not take more or less for longer than recommended.
- Swallow the tablet whole, do not crush or chew
- Adults typically take 5 to 15mg daily as needed
- Avoid milk and do not take an antacid for an hour before you take Dulcolax
- Avoid taking other medications within 2 hours before or after
- Dulcolax tablets should produce a bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours
- Store at room temperature away from children as well as heat and moisture
This medication may cause some side effects. Speak with your doctor for advice and more information concerning any side effects that you may have while taking Dulcolax.
Common Dulcolax side effects include:
- Stomach pain or discomfort
- Feeling lightheaded
- Rectal burning
Serious Side Effects
Some more serious side effects may occur when taking Dulcolax. Speak with your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
- Rectal bleeding
- No bowel movements after using
Do not use Dulcolax if you are allergic to Bisacodyl. Stop taking it and seek immediate medical attention if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction.
Dulcolax allergy symptoms may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling in face, lips, tongue, or throat
Consult with your doctor before starting Dulcolax to ensure it is right for you, especially if you have other medical conditions. Some conditions it may affect include:
- Hemorrhoids or anal fissures
- Ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or other intestinal disorders
- A history of perforated intestines
- An eating disorder
Avoid taking Dulcolax if you have stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting because it could worsen symptoms.
Do not use this medication without first consulting a doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Form and Strength
This medication is available in tablet form.
Dulcolax tablet strength:
These tablets are available in quantities of 100.
How long does Dulcolax take to produce a bowel movement?
You should expect to have a bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours after taking a Dulcolax tablet. Depending on how the medication interacts with your body and how quickly it is metabolized, you may feel the effects at different times compared to others. Speak with a doctor if no bowel movements occur after 72 hours.
How long does it take for diarrhea to wear off?
Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative which may lead to diarrhea. The medication takes between 6 or 8 hours to produce its full effects and will remain in your system for over 16 hours. Bisacodyl, however, is metabolized by half within this time and continues to decrease after each consecutive 16 hours. Natural bulking foods could also help slow diarrhea, including bananas and pasta.
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