Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative
Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative is a stimulant-free laxative made to relieve occasional constipation fast.
Each 15 mL dose contains 1200 mg of the active ingredient, magnesium hydroxide. Within 30 minutes to 6 hours, it works naturally with your body to draw water to the colon and help you go. Don’t let occasional constipation get in your way — get relief in as little as 30 minutes with Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative.
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Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative benefits
Relief in 30 minutes to 6 hours
Provides fast, gentle relief.
Stimulant-free formula provides effective relief.
Works naturally with the water in your body
Hydrates to reduce discomfort.
Use and dosage
Shake Dulcolax® Laxative Liquid well, immediately before each use.
Use convenient pre-measured dose cup for accurate dosing.
It’s 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 recommended daily dose in a 24-hour period.
adults and children 12 years of age and over:
- 30 mL to 60 mL
children 6 to under 12 years of age:
- 15 mL to 30 mL
children 2 to under 6 years of age:
- 5 mL to 15 mL
children under 2 years of age:
- ask a doctor
- for relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
- this product generally produces a bowel movement in 30 minutes to 6 hours
- kidney disease
- a magnesium-restricted diet
- 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
- each 15 mL contains:
- Cherry: calcium 20 mg, magnesium 595 mg, potassium 5 mg, sodium 3 mg
- Mint: calcium 20 mg, magnesium 595 mg, sodium 2 mg
- do not use if safety seal is broken or missing
- close cap tightly after each use
- store at room temperature 20°- 25°C (68° - 77°F)
Active Ingredient (in each 15 mL):
Magnesium hydroxide USP 1200 mg
Liquid Cherry: anhydrous citric acid, D&C red #28, flavor, glycerin, purified water, sorbitol, sucrose, xanthan gum
Liquid Mint: flavor, mineral oil, purified water, saccharin sodium
What is this product for?
Ask a doctor before use if you have
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
If pregnant or breast-feeding, 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.
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.
How does Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative compare to other Dulcolax® stool softeners or stimulants?
Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative works naturally with the water in your body (stimulant free) to provide gentle, fast-acting constipation relief in as little as 30 minutes (30 minutes to 6 hours).
How does Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative compare to MiraLAX?
Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative works faster than MiraLAX. Dulcolax® works in as little as 30 minutes (30 minutes to 6 hours) while MiraLAX works in 1–3 days (based on product labeling).
Is Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative safe for kids?
Yes, when used as directed, Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative can be used for children age 2+. The recommended dosage is 5 mL to 15 mL for children 2 to 6 years old, 15 mL to 30 mL for children 6 to 12 years old, and 30 mL to 60 mL for children 12 years of age and older. For children under 2, consult your doctor.
Is Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative safe enough to take daily?
Yes, when used as directed.
If you need to use for more than 7 days, please stop taking and discuss with your doctor.
For additional questions regarding usage, side effects, or storage instructions, please refer to the Dulcolax® Liquid Laxative 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.