Dulcolax® Adult Pico Liquid 5mg / 5ml oral solution
Dulcolax® Adult Pico Liquid 5 mg / 5 ml oral solution provides predictable overnight relief in 6-12 hours. If you take it at night, you should be able to go to the toilet in the morning, in the comfort of your own home.
The fruit flavour liquid solution is sugar free and available in 100ml oral solution.
Dulcolax Twelve Plus Pico Liquid 5 mg / 5 ml is also available under pharmacist supervision, suitable for 12 years old and older.
Benefits of Dulcolax® Adult Pico Liquid 5 mg / 5 ml oral solution
Relieves symptoms of constipation
Stimulates the muscles of the colon and increases the water content which helps soften the stool
Overnight relief (In 6-12 hours)
Gives relief within a predictable timeframe (In 6-12 hours)
Works in harmony with your body
Predictable overnight relief in 6-12 hours
Use and dosage
Dulcolax® Adult Pico Liquid, 5 mg / 5 ml, oral solution is best taken at night.
Not to be used in children or adolescents under the age of 18 years. Dulcolax® Twelve plus Pico Liquid 5mg/5ml oral solution, under pharmacist supervision, can be suitable for 12 years old and older.
Adults aged 18+ years old:
- Take one to two "5 ml" spoonfuls at night (5-10 mg)
- Can be diluted with water if you wish.
Dulcolax Adult Pico Liquid and Dulcolax Twelve Plus Pico Liquid should not be taken in pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for advice before taking these products during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What's in Dulcolax® Adult Pico Liquid, 5 mg / 5 ml, oral solution?
Sodium picosulfate is a laxative that works within 6-12 hours by stimulating bowel muscles to move waste products (poo) through your body, helping you go to the toilet.
Dulcolax® Adult Pico Liquid contains 4.8 vol % ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 480 mg per 10 ml dose, equivalent to 10.4 ml beer or 4.3 ml of wine per 10 ml dose. This may be harmful for people with a drink problem (alcoholism). This should also be taken into account in pregnant or breast-feeding women, children and high risk groups such as those with liver disease or epilepsy. Dulcolax® Adult Pico Liquid contains the preservatives methyl parahydroxybenzoate(E218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate(E216) which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
The Dulco® range
Dulco® products help get your digestive system moving. There are different types of relief available, including gradual relief, overnight relief and fast relief. All of them help your mind and body feel clear again.
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