Dulcolax® for Women
Constipation affects women more often than men – and that’s why the makers of Dulcolax® have created Dulcolax® for Women.
Dulcolax® for Women are a stimulant laxative suitable for the relief of occasional constipation. Bisacodyl, the active ingredient, has a 2-in-1 mechanism of action that stimulates bowel muscles and hydrates by accumulating water in the intestine to soften stool which helps you go. By stimulating bowel movements, Dulcolax® for Women facilitates the evacuation of the stool to provide the gentle relief you're looking for.
Suitable for breastfeeding women
Suitable for children 12+
Gentle overnight relief
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Dulcolax® for Women benefits
6 to 12 hours
Provides relief in a predictable time frame.
Relieves occasional constipation
2-in-1 action: Rehydrates/softens your stool and stimulates bowel muscles to ease evacuation
Just one table at night will provide gentle relief in the morning
Targeted relief due to gastro-resistant coating
Delivers the active ingredient directly to the colon, where it is needed most and protects from the harsh acidic environment of the stomach
Use and dosage
Dulcolax® for Women are recommended to be taken at night with a glass of water (swallowed not chewed). It should not be taken together with products which reduce the acidity of the upper gastrointestinal tract, such as milk or antacids (e.g. Tums® and Rolaids®)
Adults and children older than 12 years:
- 1 to 2 tablets per day
Suitable for breastfeeding women:
- 1 to 2 tablets per day
- Please consult your doctor before taking Dulcolax® for Women
What is in the product?
5mg of Bisacodyl
Dulcolax® for Women are there for you when you need gentle relief from occasional constipation. They are available in a 25 or 50 count pack, with each tablet containing 5 mg of Bisacodyl. Bisacodyl acts to stimulate the bowel and helps retain water in the intestines, softening stools so they pass more quickly. The coated tablets are designed to ensure the active ingredient is released right where it's needed the most, delivering the dose in the colon. When taken at night, it will provide relief the next morning within 6 to 12 hours.
How does it work ?
Once you've swallowed the tablets, the active ingredient, bisacodyl, will accelerate the stool transit through the colon with its dual action: stimulating the bowel muscles and rehydrating by accumulating water in the intestine to soften stool and help you go.
In addition, the gastro-resistant coating of the tablets ensures that the active content is released into the colon.
Frequently asked questions
Let’s talk about occasional constipation
Constipation affects women more often than men. That’s why the makers of Dulcolax® have created Dulcolax® For Women. Dulcolax® for Women are formulated differently than Dulcolax® Tablets, however, both products contain the same quantity of the active ingredient, Bisacodyl 5 mg, and have the same mode of action. Dulcolax® for Women are enteric coated pink tablets whereas Dulcolax® Tablets are enteric coated yellow tablets.
Dulcolax® for Women provides gentle relief for adults and children 12 years+ experiencing occasional constipation. It is a stimulant laxative that will stimulate bowel movements to help you get relief in 6 to 12 hours.
Dulcolax® for Women can be taken by adults and children over 12 years old.
This medication should not be taken on a continuous daily basis or for extended periods without seeking the recommendation of a healthcare professional. Prolonged excessive use may lead to fluid and electrolyte loss and potassium deficiency. Like all laxatives, Dulcolax® should be used for no more than 7 days. For a longer use, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The tablet should be taken (swallowed and not chewed) in the evening before going to bed for an overnight effect, with relief in the morning. Dulcolax® for Women should not be taken within two hours of another medication because the desired effect of the other medication may be reduced
Take Dulcolax® for Women at night to have a bowel movement the next morning. Its is recommended to start with the lowest dose (1 tablet) and to be taken with a glass of water (swallowed not chewed). It should not be taken together with products which reduce the acidity of the upper gastrointestinal tract, such as milk or antacids (e.g. Tums® or Rolaids®).
The recommended dose for adults and children older than 12 years, including breastfeeding women is 1 – 2 tablets per day.
It is recommended to start treatment with the lowest dose (1 Tablet). The dose may be adjusted up to 2 tablets to produce regular stools. The maximum daily dose is 2 tablets per day.
It has been clinically proven that Bisacodyl is not excreted into the milk of breastfeeding women, making Dulcolax® for Women safe to use while breastfeeding. Please consult your healthcare professional to ensure this product is right for you.
Dulcolax® for Women, like any medication, may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or persistent: abdominal discomfort (including abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea), dehydration (with symptoms such as dry, sticky mouth, thirst), dizziness, fainting (syncope), swelling of the colon(large bowel), anorectal discomfort (discomfort involving the anus and rectum), and haematochezia (blood in stools). If you have any of the following symptoms, stop taking Dulcolax for Women and call your doctor immediately: allergic reactions (including swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing).
This may not be a complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking Dulcolax for Women, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Dulcolax should not be used:
- If you have severe abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting.
- If you have intestinal obstruction (ileus), acute inflammatory bowel disease, or appendicitis.
- If you are suffering from severe dehydration.
- If you are allergic to the drug or any component of it (see non-medicinal ingredients)
Before you use Dulcolax® for Women talk to your doctor or pharmacist
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other Dulcolax® for Women
- If you have any pain in the lower abdomen or if you have stomach cramps, fever, nausea or vomiting
- If you are pregnant
- If you have taken Dulcolax®s for Women already for a week without any effect
- If you are taking any other medications, including those available without a prescription, herbal and complementary medicines
Do not take Dulcolax® for Women for weight loss.
Do not give Dulcolax® for Women to a child under 12 years old unless directed by a healthcare professional.
Dulcolax® family of products
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