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DulcoEase (Docusate) Stool Softener
DulcoEase stool softener, for those times when you are suffering from painful, hard, dry stool. DulcoEase helps to treat constipation by softening the stool and making it easier to pass. They offer a less harsh option to treat constipation than stimulant laxatives, such as senna and Dulcolax.
Suitable for children and adults over the age of 12 years, you can buy DulcoEase online today from The Independent Pharmacy in just a few simple steps for fast, discreet delivery to your door.
What is DulcoEase?
DulcoEase contains the ingredient docusate sodium, which is a type of laxative known as a stool softener. It is an effective product for treating constipation by drawing water into your stool making them softer and easier to pass.
Each box of DulcoEase contains 30 soft gel capsules which when taken three times a day offer noticeable relief within one to two days.
What is DulcoEase used for?
DulcoEase capsules are stool-softening laxatives that draw water into your stool to make hard, dry stool easier to pass and to make opening your bowels less painful.
These capsules are effective in easing discomfort caused by:
- Piles or haemorrhoids
- Anal fissures
Constipation is a fairly common condition and can affect people of all ages. Most people find that they are able to treat constipation at home by making small changes to their diet, drinking more fluids and getting more exercise.
DulcoEase is however a great product for those times when you need a little bit more help to get things moving again.
How does DulcoEase work?
The active ingredient Docusate helps to soften hard, dry stools by increasing the moisture content inside the stool. These larger, softer stools are then easier to pass.
Docusate also helps to get your bowels moving again by stimulating the muscles that line your gut, helping them to move stool along.
Please read the full information regarding warnings and precautions detailed in the Patient Information Leaflet before taking DulcoEase.
- Do not take this medicine if you have stomach pain, have been sick in the last 24 hours, have a bowel obstruction or are intolerant to sugars.
- Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before taking DulcoEase if you are currently taking or have recently stopped taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines.
DulcoEase - Pregnancy
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is advisable to speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using DulcoEase.
Constipation is a common complaint during pregnancy and affects nearly half of pregnant women. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids, are eating foods with dietary fibre and are getting some form of low-impact exercise daily.
DulcoEase capsules are for oral use only and are suitable for children and adults over the age of 12 years.
- Initially take 1 capsule with a glass of water 3 times a day.
- You can take a maximum of 1 capsule five times a day.
- Capsules can take between 1-2 days before you see a noticeable effect.
DulcoEase should only be used in the short term. If you are having to take DulcoEase regularly you should speak to a doctor for advice.
Please take the time to read the Patient Information Leaflet before starting DulcoEase.
Each capsule contains the active ingredient: docusate sodium
The other ingredients: macrogol 400, propylene glycol, gelatin, glycerol, sorbitol (E420), titanium dioxide (E171), water, sunset yellow (E110), and quinoline yellow (E104)
For full details about ingredients please read the Patient Information Leaflet.
DulcoEase side effects
Taking DulcoEase, like other laxatives, can in rare circumstances cause some people to experience side effects. If you are worried about side effects you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.
These side effects may include:
- Feeling sick
- Stomach aches or cramps
If you experience any severe side effects or an allergic reaction that makes it difficult to breath or you develop facial swelling you must seek immediate medical help.
Before taking any medication it is essential that you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.