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Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children


Overview

Introduction

Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children is a medicine used to treat constipation. It is a laxative and helps you empty your bowels. Sometimes it is used by hospitals before surgery or some internal examinations or treatments. It works by increasing movement in the intestine.

Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children is used into the back passage (rectum) and must not be taken by mouth. Use 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 stomach cramp, fainting, stomach discomfort, and rectal discomfort. This medicine when used with 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

Side effects of Dulcoflex Suppository

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dulcoflex

  • Stomach cramp
  • Fainting
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Rectal discomfort

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Stomach cramp
    In most cases, this is mild enough to be treated at home. Try to rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may also help. Having a warm bath or shower can help you relax and relieve the pain. Drink plenty of clear fluids such as water and reduce your intake of coffee, tea, lemon juice or soda. Avoid alcohol and smoking as these can aggravate the pain. Eating slowly and having smaller and more frequent meals can also help. If the pain is severe, speak to your doctor. They may be able to guide you better.

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 5mg Suppository for Children 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children 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 5mg Suppository for Children in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children 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 5mg Suppository for Children in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Dulcoflex Suppository?

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

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Quick Tips

  • Together with Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children, taking a 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 5mg Suppository for Children 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 5mg Suppository for Children after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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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
Physician
tab dulcoflex 5mg once daily in night for 10 days
Not getting free motion, please suggest good medicine
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
tab DULCOFLEX 5mg once daily in night for 15 days ( stop if u get loose stool)add fibre in diet, take sprouts in evening, 1 apple daily in morning
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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 case of any side effects, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Dulcoflex a stimulant laxative?

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

Q. Is Dulcoflex habit forming?

Dulcoflex can be habit-forming. Long-term use can make your body depend on the laxative for regular bowel movements, damage the bowel, cause malnutrition, and problems with the amounts of water and salts in your body. Do not use this medicine for longer than directed by your doctor. If your constipation keeps returning, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Dulcoflex effective?

Yes, 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, labor 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. Therefore, 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 if 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.

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