Constipated? Time’s Up.

Need relief fast? Dulcolax® medicated laxative suppositories can get you going within 15 to 60 minutes of use. On your mark, get set, relief.

  • Comfort-shaped medicated suppository for rectal use only
  • For ages 12 and up. Use as directed.
  • Ages 6-12 can use ½ a suppository in a single daily dose

Take one anytime you need it—you can expect results in 15 to 60 minutes.

You can take 1 Dulcolax® Laxative Suppository a day for up to 7 days. Children 6 to under 12 years of age can take a ½ suppository a day. For children under 6 years of age, consult a doctor. If you need to use a laxative for more than 7 days, please discuss with your doctor.

It’s simple. Remove the suppository from the plastic wrapping and insert the suppository, pointed end first, into the rectum. For best results, you should lie down for 15 to 20 minutes and try to retain the suppository for as long as you can. (To retain the suppository means to keep the suppository in the rectum.) They are not intended for oral or vaginal use.

It doesn’t need to be removed after it has been inserted.

Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories contain 10 mg of bisacodyl, which stimulates the muscles in the intestine to promote bowel activity.

Dulcolax® Laxative Suppositories may be taken before or after a meal. However, these products are to be used in the rectum and not eaten.

Active ingredient (in each suppository)

Bisacodyl USP 10 mg


Stimulant laxative


  • for relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
  • this product generally produces bowel movement in 15 minutes to 1 hour


For rectal use only

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, rectal burning and mild 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. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


  •  Adults and children 12 years of age and over


    1 suppository in a single daily dose. Peel open plastic. Insert suppository well into rectum, pointed end first. Retain about 15 to 20 minutes.

     Children 6 to under 12 years of age

    1/2 suppository in a single daily dose

     Children under 6 years of age

    ask a doctor

Other information

  • Do not use if individual blister unit is open or torn.