Dulcolax 5mg stool softener/ laxative provides constipation relief from painful bowel movements within 6-12 hours!
Dulcolax stool softener provides quick relief from straining, hard stools, bloating and constipation. Each small tablet contains a precisely-measured amount of the active ingredient, Bisacodyl. This ensures that Dulcolax® Tablets are particularly predictable and reliable. 6 to 12 hours after taking an individual dose, the colon is gently stimulated and constipation is relieved.
- #1 Doctor Recommended Overnight Laxative
- Provides Constipation Relief
- Gentle, Yet Effective
- Alleviates Constipation and Painful Straining
Prevent Constipation Symptoms with Dulcolax Tablets!
Dulcolax Tablets have the special Dulcolax Comfort Coating, ensuring that the active ingredient is released right where it's needed: in the colon. The Dulcolax Comfort Coating resists the acidic digestive juices of the stomach and small intestine. It dissolves only when it reaches an alkaline (non-acidic) environment within the colon.
What Causes Constipation?
Constipation is a very uncomfortable condition that can seriously interfere with your ability to enjoy life. It results when a person's digestive system does not function as it should.
It's important to remember that it is not necessary to move your bowels once every day. Some healthy people need to move their bowels only three times a week; others move their bowels a number of times a day.
In a constipated colon, the normal muscle action fails to work properly: the peristaltic motion stops temporarily, or works very slowly. There are a number of possible causes for this problem. Some causes are related to age and gender.
Just about everyone gets constipated at one time or another—no matter what we do to prevent it. And though it’s not usually serious, constipation can cause great discomfort. Dulcolax can help make you more comfortable. Easy-to-swallow, comfort-coated Dulcolax Tablets provide dependable relief of constipation within 6-12 hours!
Adults and children 12 and older: take 2 tablets in a single dose once daily.
Children 6-12 years of age: take 1 tablet once daily. Children under 6 years of age: consult a physician.
Do not use if you cannot swallow without chewing
Various Types of Constipation:
Different people experience constipation in different ways. It is important to understand the nature of the constipation you suffer, so that you can choose the solution that's right for you. You should consult your doctor if you have any questions about your digestion, especially if you experience any unexplained changes, or if you have pain.
The Occasional Problem: Acute Constipation
‘Acute’ constipation is temporary, occurs suddenly and is usually a reaction to a particular cause or an isolated incident.
The colon is a very sensitive organ and can react to many different external influences by temporarily slowing or stopping its normal peristaltic motion. This can happen when a change in lifestyle occurs, such as going on holiday or changing jobs. It can also happen when taking a new medication, as some medications can cause constipation as a side-effect. The colon also reacts to the body's own hormones, so women often experience constipation problems during pregnancy or around menopause. Constipation also can occur as a result of a physical obstruction somewhere in your intestines.
If you are suffering from acute constipation, your body will very often be able to return to a normal rhythm within a few days. If you feel the need for support in bringing your colon back to its natural rhythm, Dulcolax provides gentle, yet effective overnight relief from constipation by stimulating the natural movement of the bowels.
If you are experiencing stomach pains, or if you see traces of blood on your stools, you should consult your healthcare professional immediately.
The persistent problem: chronic constipation
In many people, the colon is not able to fully perform its task of digesting and eliminating non-usable matter as it should and there can be a number of causes of this. The term ‘chronic’ should not be feared and in this instance means ongoing, as opposed to the temporary or ‘short-term’ type as seen with ‘acute’ constipation. Some diseases can cause chronic constipation and some illnesses need to be treated with long-term medication that can also slow the natural function of the colon therefore causing constipation.
If you find that constipation persists for a longer time, (for more than two weeks, or returns soon after treating it), you should consult your healthcare professional straight away. It is important to understand why your colon is not eliminating non-usable matter as it should, and to find the best treatment. Your healthcare professional is best able to advise you about the right treatment for you.
Active Ingredient: Bisacodyl USP - 5 mg
Inactive Ingredients: Acacia, Acetylated Monoglyceride, Carnauba Wax, Cellulose Acetate Phthalate, Corn Starch, Dibutyl Phthalate, Docusate Sodium, Gelatin, Glycerin, Iron Oxides, Kaolin, Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Methylparaben, Pharmaceutical Glaze, Polyethylene Glycol, Povidone, Propylparaben, Red No. 30 Lake, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbitan Monooleate, Sucrose, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, White Wax, Yellow No. 10 Lake