Dulcolax® 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
- for relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
- this product generally produces bowel movement in 15 minutes to 1 hour
- stomach pain, nausea or vomiting
- noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks
- 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
- do not use if individual blister unit is open or torn
- store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
Active Ingredient (in each suppository):
Bisacodyl USP 10 mg
What is this product for?
For rectal use only
Ask a doctor before use if you have
When using this product it may cause stomach discomfort, faintness, rectal burning and mild cramps
Stop use and ask a doctor if
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.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use an HSA or FSA to buy Dulcolax® products?
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.
What time of day should I take Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories?
Use the directed dose — you can expect results in 15 to 60 minutes.
How often can I take one? Is it safe for daily use?
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.
How do I use suppository? What does "retain" mean?
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.
Do you need to remove the suppository after it has been inserted?
No. It doesn’t need to be removed after it has been inserted.
How does a suppository work?
Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories contain 10 mg of bisacodyl, which stimulates the muscles in the intestine to promote bowel activity.
Should I eat before taking suppository?
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.
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.