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Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories with DulcoGlide Applicators

Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories with DulcoGlide Applicators can be purchased at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Meijer, Giant Eagle and Kmart. It will be available for purchase at most grocery stores, drug stores and mass merchandisers nationwide soon.

About Constipation

Constipation is more common than some people may believe. In fact, about 80 percent of people suffer from constipation at some time during their lives.

Constipation During Pregnancy & While Breastfeeding

Constipation during pregnancy and while breastfeeding often go hand in hand. Throughout the pregnancy, different factors can contribute to constipation. Some of the more common causes are hormonal changes and prenatal vitamins containing iron. Later in the pregnancy, the expansion of the uterus can increase pressure on the intestines, also triggering constipation.

After giving birth, women may continue to experience constipation due to hormonal fluctuations, pain medications as the result of an episiotomy or cesarean section, or dehydration if breastfeeding.

To relieve constipation during or after pregnancy, your health professional may recommend a stool softener, like DulcoEase Pink® or Dulcolax® Stool Softener. As with any over-the-counter medication, if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, you should talk to your healthcare professional before you take a stool softener.

After pregnancy, a stimulant laxative, like Dulcolax Pink® Laxative Tablets, may also be an option to relieve your constipation. Recent clinical research that studied 10 mg of Dulcolax® (2 tablets) showed that bisacodyl, the active ingredient in Dulcolax Pink® Laxative Tablets, is not excreted in breast milk. As with any medication, you should talk to your doctor before taking Dulcolax Pink® Laxative Tablets if you are breastfeeding.

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