Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories

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  • Laxative suppositories

Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories are stimulant laxatives made to relieve occasional constipation fast.

Each suppository contains 10 mg of the active ingredient, bisacodyl. Within 15 to 60 minutes, the suppository stimulates a bowel movement and softens stools for fast, effective relief. Don’t let occasional constipation get in your way — get relief fast with Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories.

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Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories benefits

Constipation relief in 15 to 60 minutes

Provides fast and effective relief you can depend on.

Increased intestinal movement

Hydrates your gut to soften your stool and stimulate the bowel muscles.

Local action where it’s needed

The suppository delivers the active ingredient directly into the rectum, providing dependable relief at the source.

Use and dosage

For rectal use only. Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories must be unwrapped from the plastic wrapping and inserted into the rectum pointed end first. Retain about 15 to 20 minutes.

Adults and children 12 years of age and over:

  • 1 suppository in a single daily dose 

Children 6 to under 12 years of age:

  • 1/2 suppository in a single daily dose

Children under 6 years of age:

  • Ask a doctor

Product information

    Active Ingredient (in each suppository):
    Bisacodyl USP 10 mg

    Stimulant laxative

    Inactive Ingredient:
    hard fat

    • for relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
    • this product generally produces bowel movement in 15 minutes to 1 hour

    For rectal use only

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    • stomach pain, nausea or vomiting
    • noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks

    When using this product it may cause stomach discomfort, faintness, rectal burning and mild cramps

    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. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

    • do not use if individual blister unit is open or torn 
    • store at 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.

  • Use the directed dose — you can expect results in 15 to 60 minutes.

  • Adults and children over 12 years old can use 1 Dulcolax® Laxative Suppository a day for up to 7 days. Children 6 to under 12 years of age can use ½ suppository a day. For children under 6 years of age, consult a doctor. If you need to use a laxative for more than 7 days, please stop using and discuss with your doctor.

  • It’s simple. Remove the suppository from the plastic wrapping and insert the suppository, pointed end first, into the rectum. For best results, you should lie down for 15 to 20 minutes and try to retain the suppository for as long as you can. (To retain the suppository means to keep the suppository in the rectum.) They are not intended for oral or vaginal use.

  • No. It doesn’t need to be removed after it has been inserted.

  • Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories contain 10 mg of bisacodyl, which stimulates the muscles in the intestine to promote bowel activity.

  • Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories may be used before or after a meal. However, these products are to be used in the rectum and not eaten.

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

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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.