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Predictable and gentle relief from constipation.
Brings reliable relief from constipation, between 6-12 hours. DULCOLAX Tablets have a special coating that helps to ensure the medicine works only where needed, gently stimulating the bowel and returning the body to its natural rhythm
How To Use
Short-term treatment for constipation:
Adults and children over 10 years: 1 to 2 coated tablets (5 - 10 mg) daily before bedtime, or 1 suppository (10 mg) for immediate effect.
Children 4 – 10 years: 1 coated tablet (5 mg) daily before bedtime, or 1 suppository (5 mg) for immediate effect.
It is recommended to start with the lowest dose. The dose may be adjusted up to the maximum recommended dose to produce regular stools. The maximum daily dose should not be exceeded.
In the management of constipation, once regularity has been restarted dosage should be reduced and can usually be stopped.
Children aged 10 years or younger with chronic or persistent constipation should only be treated under the guidance of a physician. Bisacodyl should not be used in children aged 4 years or younger.
For preparation of diagnostic procedures and preoperatively:
For preparation of diagnostic procedures, in pre- and postoperative treatment when defaecation needs to be facilitated, DULCOLAX should be used under medical supervision. The tablets should be combined with suppositories in order to achieve complete evacuation of the intestine.
Adults and children over 10 years: 2 coated tablets (10 mg) in the morning and 2 coated tablets (10 mg) in the evening and 1 suppository (10 mg) on the following morning is recommended.
Children aged 4 - 10 years of age: 1 coated tablet (5 mg) in the evening and 1 suppository (5 mg) on the following morning is recommended.
- Not to be used if you suffer from a bowel/abdominal condition
- Not to be used in severe dehydration
- Pregnancy - manufacturer advises not to use
- Breast Feeding - Do not take while breast feeding
- May cause abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, nausea and diarrhoea.