Dulcolax® Laxative
Tablets

For predictable, overnight relief

Dulcolax Laxative Tablets
Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets are clinically proven to relieve occasional constipation and irregularity overnight, so you can feel like yourself in the morning.
  • Relieves constipation and irregularity overnight
  • Comfort-coated tablets for gentle, predictable constipation relief
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Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets

For predictable, overnight relief

Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets are clinically proven to relieve occasional constipation and irregularity overnight, so you can feel like yourself in the morning.

  • Relieves constipation and irregularity overnight
  • Comfort-coated tablets for gentle, predictable constipation relief

The comfort-coated tablets are easy to swallow, and they are gentle on your stomach. So, you can trust Dulcolax® for safe, effective relief of constipation.

  • The #1 doctor recommended stimulant laxative brand
  • Brand trusted for effective constipation relief for over 60 years
  • Contains the active ingredient bisacodyl

Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets

Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each tablet)                  Purpose
Bisacodyl USP 5 mg....................................................Stimulant laxative

Use

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

Warnings

Do not use if you cannot swallow without chewing

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

When using this product

  • do not chew or crush tablet(s)
  • do not use within 1 hour after taking an antacid or milk
  • it may cause stomach discomfort, faintness and cramps

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.

Directions take with a glass of water

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

Other information

  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • protect from excessive humidity
  • blister packaged for your protection. Do not use if individual seals are broken

Inactive ingredients: acacia, acetylated monoglyceride, carnauba wax, cellulose acetate phthalate, corn starch, dibutyl phthalate, docusate sodium, gelatin, glycerin, iron oxides, kaolin, lactose, magnesium stearate, methylparaben, pharmaceutical glaze, polyethylene glycol, povidone, propylparaben, Red No. 30 lake, sodium benzoate, sorbitan monooleate, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, white wax, Yellow No. 10 lake

Product of Italy
Manufactured in Mexico

Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets

What time of day should I take Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets?

It is recommended that you take Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets when you can allow 6 to 12 hours for the product to work. You may find that it is most convenient to take the product about 30 to 60 minutes before your normal bedtime in order to produce a bowel movement in the morning.

Is it safe to use Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets on a daily basis?

You may take up to 3 Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets a day for up to 7 days. If you need to use a laxative for more than 7 days, consult a health professional.

How many Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets can I take?

Adults and children over 12 years of age can take 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose for up to 7 days. If this is the first time you are taking this product, we recommend taking 1 to 2 tablets in a single daily dose. It is suggested to take the tablets within 30 to 60 minutes before your normal bedtime to produce a bowel movement the next morning. With experience, you may increase your daily dosage to 2 or 3 tablets, if needed. For children under 12 years of age, refer to the Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets Drug Facts for dosing information.

How do I use Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets? Can I chew or crush them?

Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets can be taken with water, but should be swallowed whole. The tablets must not be chewed or crushed. They are very small and can be easily swallowed. Do not take Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets within 1 hour of consuming dairy products or antacids.

Should I take the Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets before, after, or with meals?

Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets can be taken at any time. However, do not take them within 1 hour of consuming dairy products or antacids. The tablet has a special coating which protects the stomach so that it can be absorbed where it is needed most.

How do Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets work?

Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets are designed to stimulate the intestines to cause a bowel movement. The tablets are coated to prevent the active ingredient from being released until it reaches the part of the intestines where it is needed to work.

Can I take Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets with milk or dairy products?

No. This product should not be taken with milk or dairy products. Do not take Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets within 1 hour of consuming dairy products such as cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream, etc. The lactate in dairy products will impact the special (enteric) coating on the tablets causing an early release of the drug in the stomach, which may result in vomiting or cramping.

For additional questions regarding usage, side effects, or storage instructions, please refer to the Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets Drug Facts panel or contact your healthcare professional.

Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets

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Dulcolax® Laxative Tablets

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