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Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository


Overview

Introduction of Dulcoflex Suppository

Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository is a medicine used in the treatment of recent or long term constipation. It can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labour or radiological investigation. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool.

Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository is used into the back passage (rectum) and must not be taken by mouth. Apply this medicine at bedtime in a dose as advised by your doctor. Remember to inform the doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.

This medicine may cause side effects like nausea and stomach cramp. However, some lifestyle modifications like having fiber rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results.

Uses of Dulcoflex Suppository

Dulcoflex Suppository side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramp

How to use Dulcoflex Suppository

Remove the wrapper from the suppository before inserting it. Keep lying down for about 15 minutes after insertion so that the suppository does not come out before it melts.

How Dulcoflex Suppository works

Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository is a laxative which dissolves in the rectum (large intestine) from where it is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. It works by increasing the movement of the intestine, thereby facilitating the passage of stool. This provides fast relief from constipation. It also helps clean out the intestines prior to medical procedures or examination.

Dulcoflex Suppository related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository is generally not advised if there is associated vomiting as the loss of body water can be harmful to kidney function.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Dulcoflex Suppository?

If you miss a dose of Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Together with Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • Avoid taking a Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Take Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Dulcoflex 5 mg Suppository should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Dulcoflex

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i am suffering from constipation from last 2 week please suggest some medicines to get rid of it.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
tab dulcoflex 5mg once daily in night for 10 days
There is huge problems of constipation from around 20 days. I take dulcoflex tablet but it works only for short time. Pls suggest some permanent treatment ?
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take syrup dulphalac 25 ml in night for 1 weeksStop immediately if loose stool u see
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to use Dulcoflex?

Dulcoflex is safe if you use it for a prescribed duration and dose as recommended by your doctor. In the case of any side effects, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Dulcoflex a stimulant laxative?

Dulcoflex belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives which increases bowel movements. Dulcoflex is used for recent or long-term constipation. Dulcoflex can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation.

Q. Is Dulcoflex habit forming?

Dulcoflex is not habit forming. However, as with all laxatives, Dulcoflex should be taken for a duration as recommended by your doctor.

Q. Is Dulcoflex effective?

Dulcoflex is effective if used for an approved indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Dulcoflex for constipation?

Dulcoflex is used for the treatment of recent or long term constipation. Dulcoflex can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labour or radiological investigation.Dulcoflex belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives increase bowel movements, thus help in relieving constipation.

Q. Can I take Dulcoflex with senna?

Dulcoflex and senna both belong to a group of medicines called laxatives. However, no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. This does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can the use of Dulcoflex help lose weight?

Dulcoflex does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight loss while taking Dulcoflex or you need treatment for weight management.

Q. Does Dulcoflex cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a common side effect of Dulcoflex. Please consult your doctor if you experience intolerable diarrhea with Dulcoflex.

Q. Does Dulcoflex cause cramping?

Abdominal cramps or pain is a common side effect of Dulcoflex. Please consult your doctor if you experience cramps while taking Dulcoflex.

Q. Does Dulcoflex get you high?

Dulcoflex has not been reported to get you high. Dulcoflex is a stimulant laxative used for recent or long-term constipation. Dulcoflex can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or any radiological investigation.

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