Dulcolax Tablets
Dulcolax Tablets

Dulcolax Tablets

Dulcolax Tablets
Dulcolax Tablets are a fast-acting gentle stimulant to relieve constipation and associated symptoms. Dulcolax is a laxative that encourages movement in the bowels with results in as little as an hour.
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What are the Dulcolax tablets?

Dulcolax tablets are very effective laxatives. Taking 1-2 tablets before going to bed is enough to relieve you of constipation. These tablets are perfect for adult men and women suffering from constipation.

How does it work?

The active ingredient in these tablets is bisacodyl (5mg). It is a stimulant laxative. It means it causes the stimulation of the muscles in the bowel for fast movement of the contents. Often, low bowel movements are the cause of constipation. These tablets remove this cause and return your digestive system to regularity.

Are Dulcolax tablets suitable for me?

These tablets are suitable for adults and children above 4 years of age. For children aged under 4 kids, consult the doctor for more alternatives.

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Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur. Common side effects are;

  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling of sickness
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Discomfort around the anus
  • Bloody excrement (poo)
  • Dehydration colitis
  • Allergic reactions cause rashes, swelling, breathing difficulties etc. 

For more details about side effects, see the patent leaflet. 

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.


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The commonly used dosage guidelines for Dulcolax tablets. 

  • The common recommendation is to take 1-2 tablets before bed at night.
  • If you are going to use it for the first time, you can start with 1 tablet but can increase to 2 after some days if deemed necessary. 
  • Swallow the tablets with water and avoid drinking milk or other such products with or after 1 hour of taking these tablets. 
  • These tablets should be used for up to 5 days. However, you need to consult the doctor if no improvement is noted.

Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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Can Dulcolax tablets be used for weight loss?

It is common thinking that using laxatives will reduce the reabsorption of nutrients and calories and lead to weight loss. It is misleading, as doing so can lead to nutritional deficiencies and severe health issues. It can also cause dehydration and disturbances in intestinal health. If you are concerned about weight loss, consult the doctor for advice.

What are the contraindications of Dulcolax tablets?

There are some situations when the use of these tablets is not recommended. These include;

  • For children
  • For people who are allergic to the drug or excipients
  • For sugar intolerant people as it has small quantities of sucrose and lactose
  • For people with severe dehydration and intestinal blockage
  • In case of abdominal pain and issues, e.g., appendicitis
  • People with blocked and inflamed bowel

Can Dulcolax tablets be used during pregnancy?

Constipation is common in pregnancy. However, pregnancy is too much-complicated issue to go for self medications. Avoid deciding by yourself and consult the doctor for treatment.

How should I store the Dulcolax tablets?

These tablets should be stored in a dry and cool place where the temperature never exceeds 25C. Please continue to monitor the expiry date and keep it out of reach of children.

Which drugs do I need to avoid while taking Dulcolax tablets?

The use of some drugs is contraindicated if you are using these tablets. These drugs include;

  • Other laxatives
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Steroids
  • Diuretics

Are the Dulcolax tablets available over the counter in the UK?

These tablets are available over the counter. According to the new MHRA guidelines, these tablets can be sold over the counter to 18+ patients, while the pharmacist can prescribe for people 12 and above.

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