Dulcolax®
Stool Softener

For gentle, gradual relief



Dulcolax Stool Softener
Dulcolax® Stool Softener is a stimulant-free laxative that softens dry, hard stools, making it easier and more comfortable to have a bowel movement.
  • Comfortable, stimulant-free constipation relief
  • Softens dry, hard stools, making it more comfortable to go to the bathroom
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Dulcolax® Stool Softener

For gentle, gradual relief

Dulcolax® Stool Softener is a stimulant-free laxative that softens dry, hard stools, making it easier and more comfortable to have a bowel movement.

  • Gently relieves constipation and irregularity
  • Softens dry, hard stools, making it more comfortable to go to the bathroom

It works with your body by drawing water into the bowel, making the stool softer, and producing a bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours.

  • Stimulant-free constipation relief
  • The #1 doctor recommended stool softener ingredient
  • Contains the active ingredient docusate sodium

Dulcolax® Stool Softener

Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each liquid gel)                  Purpose
Docusate sodium 100 mg..............................................Stool softener laxative

Use

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

Warnings
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

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are presently taking mineral oil

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 liquid gels daily. This dose may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses.
children 2 to under 12 years of age 1 liquid gel daily
children under 2 years of age ask a doctor

Other information

  • each liquid gel contains: sodium 6mg
  • store at 15-30°C (59-86°F)
  • protect from excessive humidity
  • do not use this product if the safety seal under the cap is torn or missing

Inactive ingredients: FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, gelatin, glycerin, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol special, titanium dioxide

Product of USA
Manufactured in USA

Dulcolax® Stool Softener

What time of day should I take Dulcolax® Stool Softener?

You may take Dulcolax® Stool Softener anytime. It generally produces a bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours.

How often can I take Dulcolax® Stool Softener? How many can I take and is it safe for daily use?

You may take up to 3 Dulcolax® Stool Softener liquid gels a day for up to 7 days. They may be taken all together or in divided doses. If you need to use a laxative for more than 7 days, consult a health professional.

Can I chew or crush the Dulcolax® Stool Softener liquid gels?

It is recommended that you swallow Dulcolax® Stool Softener liquid gels whole without chewing or crushing.

Can I take mineral oil with Dulcolax® Stool Softener?

No. You cannot take mineral oil with Dulcolax® Stool Softener because the active ingredient in Dulcolax® Stool Softener (docusate sodium) can increase the absorption of mineral oil, which can cause side effects.

Should I take Dulcolax® Stool Softener before, after, or with a meal?

Dulcolax® Stool Softener can be taken anytime, with or without a meal.

How does Dulcolax® Stool Softener work?

Dulcolax® Stool Softener draws water into the stool to help prevent dry, hard stools. It does not cause a bowel movement, but helps soften the stool to make it easier to go without straining.

Is Dulcolax® Stool Softener a stimulant?

No. The active ingredient, docusate sodium, has no stimulant activity.

Can I take Dulcolax® Stool Softener with milk or dairy products?

Yes. Milk and dairy products do not interfere with the action of Dulcolax® Stool Softener.

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

Dulcolax® Stool Softener

Dulcolax® Stool Softener can be purchased at most grocery stores, drug stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide.

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Dulcolax® Stool Softener

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