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Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) 5mg Tablets reviews
Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) 5mg Tablets FAQs
It may be best to take Dulcolax tablets an hour or so before going to bed, as they need 6 to 12 hours to work on your system.
Children over 12 years of age and adults can take up to 3 tablets in a single daily dose for a maximum of 7 days. When you take this medication for the very first time, start with taking no more than 2 tablets in a single dose. Take them about an hour before going to bed and this should produce a bowel movement, upon arising the next morning. You can increase your dosage to 3 tablets, if needed.
You need to take up to 3 a day for a maximum of 7 days. For a longer period, you must first consult your doctor or a pharmacist.
This medication can be taken at any time but not within one hour of having consumed dairy foods or antacids.
It stimulates the intestines, to bring about a bowel movement. The special enteric coating gives the medication time to reach the intestines, before releasing the active ingredient.
Dulcolax Tablets have a special coating, which allows the tablets to reach the right place before taking effect, so they must always be swallowed whole and never broken or chewed.
No. Wait one hour after having consumed such foods, or having taking any indigestion medication, before taking Dulcolax tablets, or the special coating on the tablets will dissolve and the active ingredient will be released in the body before having reached the intestines. Such an early release can lead to cramping or vomiting.
Dulcolax Tablets help restore your natural rhythm and give effective relief from constipation. This medication gives predictable overnight relief.
If you take any other prescription or non-prescription medication, any vitamins or herbal remedies, or if you have another health problem, always speak with your doctor or a pharmacist, to ascertain whether taking Dulcolax Tablets will be right for you.
If you feel as though you may need more than one Dulcolax® product, first consult your doctor or a pharmacist.
Dulcolax Tablets should never be broken and should always be swallowed whole.
If you are pregnant, speak with your doctor or pharmacist first, so as to determine if Dulcolax is right for you, as there isn't yet sufficient well-controlled studies to confirm its effects on pregnancy.