Dulcolax® Soft Chews — Mixed Berry

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Dulcolax® Soft Chews are cramp-free laxatives indicated for the relief of occasional constipation. 

Each chew contains 1200 mg of the active ingredient, magnesium hydroxide. Relief within 30 minutes to 6 hours, it works naturally with your body to provide fast, gentle constipation relief.

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Dulcolax® Soft Chews benefits

Relief in 30 minutes to 6 hours

Provides fast, gentle relief.

Relieves occasional constipation

Works naturally with the water in your body to provide gentle, effective relief.

Gentle relief

Cramp-free formula provides effective relief.

How does it work?

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Use and dosage

Dulcolax® 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 recommended daily dose in a 24-hour period.

adults and children 12 years 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 dose)

children under 4 years of age:

  • ask a doctor

Product information

    Active Ingredient:
    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 1/2 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 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.

    • each chew contains: magnesium 500 mg, sodium 2 mg 
    • 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 laxative, try Dulcolax® Soft Chews. They are individually wrapped and come in a great-tasting flavor. Just like Dulcolax® Liquid, Soft Chews work naturally with the water in your body to provide gentle relief in as little as 30 minutes (works in 30 minutes to 6 hours).

  • Dulcolax® Soft Chews work faster than MiraLAX. Dulcolax® works in as little as 30 minutes (works in 30 minutes to 6 hours) while MiraLAX works in 1–3 days (based on product labeling).

  • For adults and children 12 years and older, the recommended dosage is 2–4 chews, which may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses.

  • Yes, when used as directed, Dulcolax® Soft Chews can be used for children age 4+. The recommended dosage in a 24-hour period is 1 chew for children 4–6 years, 1–2 chews for children 6–12 years, and 2–4 chews for children 12–18 years. For children under 4, consult your doctor.

  • If you need a laxative 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® 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.