Dulcolax® Pink Stool Softener

  • Gradual relief
  • Stool softener

Constipation affects women more often than men — so we offer Dulcolax® Pink Stool Softener. 

Dulcolax® Pink Stool Softener is a stimulant-free laxative made to relieve occasional constipation. Each tablet contains 100 mg of the #1 OB/GYN  and doctor-recommended stool softener ingredient — docusate sodium. It works to soften dry, hard stool. So your next bowel movement can happen sooner. Within 12 to 72 hours, you should experience gentle constipation and irregularity relief.

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Dulcolax® Pink Stool Softener benefits

Relief in 12 to 72 hours

Provides gentle relief in a predictable time frame.

Gentle relief

Stimulant-free formula provides effective relief.

Softens hard stool

Hydrates to reduce discomfort.

Use and dosage

Dulcolax® Pink Stool Softener is recommended to be taken with a glass of water.

Adults and children 12 years of age and over:

  • 1 to 3 capsules daily. This dose may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses.

Children 2 to under 12 years of age:

  • 1 capsule daily

Children under 2 years of age:

  • Ask a doctor


Product information

    Active Ingredient (in each liquid gel):
    Docusate sodium USP 100 mg

    Stool softener laxative

    Inactive ingredients: D&C red no. 33, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C red no. 40, FD&C yellow no. 6, gelatin, glycerin, mannitol, pharmaceutical ink, polyethylene glycol 400, propylene glycol, sorbitan, sorbitol, titanium dioxide, water 

    • for relief of occasional constipation and irregularity 
    • this product generally produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours

    Do not use 

    • if you are presently taking mineral oil unless told to do so by a doctor

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

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

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • you have rectal bleeding or no 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 capsule contains: sodium 6mg
    • store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F). Protect from excessive humidity 
    • contains FD&C Yellow No. 6 
    • do not use this product if the safety seal under the cap is torn or missing

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.

  • Take it anytime you need. It generally produces a bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours.

  • Adults and children above 12 years can take up to 3 capsules a day for up to 7 days. They can be taken all together or in divided doses. If needed for more than 7 days, please stop using and consult a doctor.

  • Yes. Women actually suffer 3x more than men do from constipation.

  • Things can slow down during pregnancy because your body is making more of the female hormone progesterone, which relaxes the bowel muscles and makes it harder to do their job. Other factors include changes in diet, pressure from a growing baby, and introduction of iron supplements. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a healthcare professional before using a laxative.

    For additional questions regarding usage, side effects, or storage instructions, please refer to the Dulcolax® Pink Stool Softener 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.