If you are looking for a quick solution to provide effective relief from constipation, then Dulcolax Suppositories might be the right treatment for you. Using the clinically tested active ingredient Bisacodyl, Dulcolax is able to give you relief from constipation within an hour. These suppositories are specifically designed for ease of insertion and are an excellent choice for anyone who has trouble swallowing. The suppository dissolves into the body very quickly, providing local, satisfying relief from constipation.
Dulcolax suppositories work because of the active ingredient known as bisacodyl. This ingredient is able to stimulate the muscles in your intestines, helping to provide you with normal and regular bowel activity. Unlike stool softeners, Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative, meaning it works on your body’s muscles, rather than by reducing your intestinal fluid absorption.
By using a local suppository you will see quick and effective results within an hour after administration. Dulcolax can be the ideal tool for fast and effective relief from the discomfort faced by occasional constipation sufferers. Here is what you can expect from Dulcolax:
- Fast relief from constipation
- Suppositories designed for comfort
- A trusted medication for over 60 years
- The Number 1 stimulant laxative on the market
Adults and children over 10 years:
Insert one suppository into the anal passage.
Use only one suppository each day.
How to insert a suppository
1. Remove the foil wrapping.
2. While lying on one side, draw your knees towards the chest, and maintain one leg in an higher position than the other.
3. Use your middle finger or index finger to push the suppository into the anus. The pointed end should go in first.
4. Insert it and then push the suppository gently as far as possible into the anal passage.
5. To ensure it touches the wall of the bowel, push it side-ways.
6. Ensure that you retain the suppository in position and you can now lower your legs to a more comfortable postion.
7. Retain the suppository in position for at least 30 minutes. If the suppository feels like it might come out, push it inside as far as possible and try to maintain it in place for about 30 minutes, even if you feel like you urgently need to empty the bowel.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:
Nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, discomfort or pain.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- If you are expecting or planning to become expecting or if you are breast-feeding, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication.
- Avoid taking this medication and consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you are allergic to the ingredients in the product such as to hard fat or Bisacodyl,or if you are suffering from ileus, or if you have inflammation of the small and large intestine or if you have anal fissures (cracking of the skin around the anal passage), or if you have ulcerative proctitis (ulcers or inflammation around the anal passage), or if you have serious abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting or if you have severe dehydration, or if you have severe abdominal condition for example appendicitis, or, if you have intestinal obstruction (a blocked bowel).
- Because some medication can affect how Dulcolax suppositories work, and also Dulcolax suppositories can affect how some other medication work, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have recently taken or if you are taking the following medication obtained with or without a prescription: herbal medicines, diuretics (water tablets - e.g. Furosemide or Bendrofluazide), or steroids (e.g. prednisolone).
- If you take more than the required dose, consult your doctor immediately.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product: