Dulcolax® Pink Laxative Tablets

  • Overnight relief
  • Laxative tablet

Dulcolax® Pink Laxative Tablets are stimulant laxatives made to relieve occasional constipation. 

Each tablet contains 5 mg of the active ingredient, bisacodyl. Within 6 to 12 hours, a dual-action effect stimulates bowel muscles and hydrates the intestine using water in your body to soften stool and help you go. By stimulating bowel movements, Dulcolax®​​​​​​​ Pink Laxative Tablets provide gentle, much-needed relief.

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Dulcolax® Pink Laxative Tablets benefits

Relief in 6 to 12 hours

Provides gentle relief in a predictable time frame.

Relieves occasional constipation

2-in-1 action: rehydrates hard stool and stimulates muscles to ease movement and help you go.

Works with your body

Just one tablet overnight can provide you relief in the morning.

Comfort coated tablets provide targeted relief

The stomach-acid-resistant coating delivers the active ingredient to the colon, where it’s needed.

Use and dosage

Dulcolax® Pink Laxative Tablets are recommended to be taken at night for a bowel movement the next morning. 

For adults and children over 12 years, it is recommended to start with the lowest dose (1 tablet) increasing the next day as needed. Do not take more than directed.

Dulcolax® Pink Laxative Tablets must be taken with a glass of water (swallowed, not chewed). 

Do not take Dulcolax®​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Pink Laxative Tablets with foods or medications that reduce the acidity of the upper gastrointestinal tract such as milk or antacids (like Tums®​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ or Rolaids®​​​​​​​​​​​​​​).

Adults and children 12 years of age and over:

  • 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose

Children 6 to under 12 years of age:

  • 1 tablet in a single daily dose

Children under 6 years of age:

  • Ask a doctor

Product information

    Active Ingredient (in each tablet):
    Bisacodyl USP 5 mg

    Stimulant laxative

    Inactive ingredients:  acacia senegal gum, ammonium hydroxide, calcium carbonate, carnauba wax, colloidal anhydrous silica, corn starch, D&C red #27 aluminum lake, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, hypromellose, iron oxides, lactose, magnesium stearate, methylparaben, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, povidone, propylene glycol, propylparaben, shellac, simethicone, sodium alginate, sodium benzoate, sodium bicarbonate, stearic acid, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, triacetin, triethyl citrate

    • for relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
    • this product generally produces bowel movement in 6-12 hours

    Do not use 

    • if you cannot swallow without chewing

    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 and cramps
    • do not chew or crush tablet(s)
    • do not use within 1 hour after taking an antacid or milk

    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.

    • Contains FD&C and Yellow No. 6
    • do not use if individual blister unit is open or torn
    • store at 20°- 25°C (68° - 77°F)
    • protect from excessive humidity

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.

  • Yes, Dulcolax® Pink Laxative Tablets can be used by children age 6+. The recommended dosage for adults and children 12 years of age and older is 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose; Children 6 to under 12 years of age is 1 tablet in a single daily dose; Children under 6 years of age, ask a doctor.

  • Yes! Your body is making more of the hormone progesterone during pregnancy, which relaxes your bowel muscles and makes it harder for them to do their job. 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 Laxative Tablets 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.