Overnight and Out

When you need overnight relief for occasional constipation and irregularity, reach for Dulcolax Laxative Tablets. They’re easy to swallow, gentle on your stomach and deliver what you want most when you can’t go—predictability.

  • Comfort-coated tablets
  • Contains the active ingredient bisacodyl
  • The #1 doctor recommended stimulant laxative brand
 
 

Adults and children over 12 can take 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose for up to 7 days. If this is the first time taking a laxative for constipation, we recommend taking 1 to 2 tablets in a single daily dose. Take tablets 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.

Laxatives for constipation can generally be taken at any time except within 1 hour of consuming dairy products or antacids. They have a special ‘enteric coating’, which protects the tablet from the stomach’s acidic environment and ensures it’s released in the small intestine, where it’s needed most.

Yes. Women actually suffer three times1 more than man do from constipation.

1. Sonnenberg A, Koch T. Epidemiology of constipation in the United States. Dis Colon Rectum. 1989;32:1-8.

Active ingredient (in each tablet)

Bisacodyl USP 5 mg

Purpose

Stimulant laxative

Use

  • for 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
  • noticed 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

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