Dulcolax® Kids Soft Chews

  • Fast relief
  • Soft chews

Dulcolax® Kids Soft Chews are our first kid-approved laxative, because occasional constipation affects up to 30% of children worldwide.

Made especially for kids, these cramp-free soft chews work naturally with the water in your child’s body. You can help your little ones get fast, gentle constipation relief in as little as 30 minutes to 6 hours.

Voted most trusted Laxative brand. Logo of #1 Most Trusted award, BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, by Pharmacists, 2023. Includes logo of Newsweek.

Where to buy

Dulcolax® Kids Soft Chews Laxative benefits

Made for your little ones

Dosing for ages 4 and up.

Tasty soft chews

Kid-approved Watermelon flavor makes relief easier.

Gentle relief

Cramp-free formula provides gentle, effective relief.

Use and dosage

Dulcolax® Kids Soft Chews are recommended to be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses with a full glass (8 oz.) of liquid. Do not exceed the maximum dose in a 24 hour period.

adults and children 12 years of age and over: 

  • take 2 to 4 chews

children 6 to under 12 years of age: 

  • take 1 to 2 chews

children 4 to under 6 years of age: 

  • take 1 chew (single dose or in divided doses)

children under 4 years of age:

  •  ask a doctor

Product information

    Active Ingredient (in each chew):
    Magnesium hydroxide USP 1200 mg

    Saline laxative

    Inactive ingredients: corn syrup, FD&C red no. 40, glycerin, hydrogenated coconut oil, lecithin (soy), natural flavor, sucrose, water 

    • for relief of occasional constipation (irregularity)
    • this product generally produces bowel movement in 30 minutes to 6 hours

    Ask a doctor before use if you have 

    • kidney disease 
    • a magnesium-restricted diet 
    • stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting 
    • noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over 2 weeks 

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug. This product may interact with certain prescription drugs. 

    Stop use and ask a doctor if 

    • you have rectal bleeding or fail to have a bowel movement after using this product. These could be signs of a serious condition.
    • you need to use a laxative for more than 1 week 

    If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use. 

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

    • each chew contains: 500 mg magnesium, 2 mg sodium
    • store at room temperature 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)

Frequently asked questions

  • You may be able to use your HSA or FSA tax-preferred savings account to purchase certain OTC products, including Dulcolax®. The passage of the CARES Act by Congress includes provisions to restore OTC eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. Plan details vary, so save your receipt and check with your benefits or health provider for eligibility.

  • If you are looking for a different way to help your child to get relief of occasional constipation, try Dulcolax® Kids Soft Chews. This stimulant-free soft-chew laxative is individually wrapped for your convenience and comes in a great-tasting Watermelon flavor. It works naturally with the water in your child’s body to provide gentle relief in as little as 30 minutes (works in 30 minutes to 6 hours).

  • Dulcolax® Kids Soft Chews are a saline laxative. This type of laxative generally works faster than fiber supplements and other osmotic laxatives. Dulcolax® Kids Soft Chews provide relief in as little as 30 minutes.*

    *Works in 30 minutes to 6 hours.

  • Yes, when used as directed.

    If you need a laxative for more than 7 days, please stop and discuss with your doctor.

    For additional questions regarding usage, side effects, or storage instructions, please refer to the Dulcolax® Kids Soft Chews Drug Facts Panel or contact your healthcare professional.

Dulcolax® family of products

Dulcolax® products help your digestive system get moving with gentle overnight, gradual, or fast-relief solutions. Find the Dulcolax® product that’s right for you.

Stay informed

Occasional constipation is a common condition with a wide range of possible causes. We know how unpredictable and frustrating constipation can be, so we are here to help you identify the possible causes and learn how to address them.