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Dulcolax 10mg Tablet

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet 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 the movement in the intestine.

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet is best taken at night when it is used to treat constipation. It should be swallowed whole and must not be chewed, broken or crushed. It is recommended to start with the lowest dose and increase if you need to, but do not exceed the maximum daily dose. You should not use this medicine for more than the recommended days unless your doctor tells you to. Some lifestyle changes can help with constipation, for example drinking plenty of fluids, exercise regularly, eating more fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and cereals.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine are vomiting, stomach pain, and nausea. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days. If they persist, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

Before using this medicine you should tell your doctor if you have a blockage in your bowel, upset stomach or your bowel movements have been different for more than two weeks. Some medicines and some foods can interfere with the way this medicine works so discuss this with your doctor to make sure you are safe. You should not normally take other treatments for constipation while using this medicine and should also avoid dairy products at the same time. Dulcolax 10mg Tablet is not generally recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Dulcolax Tablet

Benefits of Dulcolax Tablet

In Constipation

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet is a laxative that stimulates bowel movements. It increases the movement of the intestines, this helps empty your bowels and relieve constipation. It takes 6 to 12 hours to work and you may need several doses, but you should not take it every day for more than 5 days. This is a short-term treatment and should only be used when needed. It relieves the pain and discomfort caused due to constipation and improves your quality of life. Eat more high-fiber foods including fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to prevent constipation from happening.

Side effects of Dulcolax Tablet

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 Dulcolax

  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramp

How to use Dulcolax Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dulcolax 10mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Dulcolax Tablet works

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool. It also helps clean out the intestines prior to medical procedures or examinations.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Dulcolax 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dulcolax 10mg Tablet 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
Dulcolax 10mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Dulcolax 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Patients may experience dizziness and/or syncope due to a vasovagal response (e.g. to abdominal spasm). If patients experience abdominal spasm they should avoid driving.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Dulcolax 10mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Dulcolax 10mg Tablet 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 Dulcolax 10mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Dulcolax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Dulcolax 10mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Together with Dulcolax 10mg Tablet, 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 Dulcolax 10mg Tablet 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 Dulcolax 10mg Tablet after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Dulcolax 10mg Tablet 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
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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Take dulcoflex tablet in 9th month is safe or not My gynaecologist say to take dulcolax tablet Pls tell me what i do
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes, it is safe to take dulcoflex
I have taken medicine from different doctor for pain in stomach which feels like need to go to refresh and once done pain goes away Stool is coming bit hard sometime , prescription and medicine i have taken is attached but doesnt provide relief . taken for seven odd days .pls suggest
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
tab dulcolax 5mg once daily in night for 2 week ( stop if u get loose motion)
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to use Dulcolax 10mg Tablet?

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet 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 Dulcolax 10mg Tablet a stimulant laxative?

Yes, Dulcolax 10mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives which increase bowel movements. Dulcolax 10mg Tablet 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 Dulcolax 10mg Tablet habit forming?

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet 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 Dulcolax 10mg Tablet effective?

Yes, Dulcolax 10mg Tablet is effective if used for an approved indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I take Dulcolax 10mg Tablet for constipation?

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet is used for the treatment of recent or long-term constipation. Dulcolax 10mg Tablet can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation. Dulcolax 10mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives increase bowel movements, thus help in relieving constipation.

Q. Can I take Dulcolax 10mg Tablet with senna?

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet 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 Dulcolax 10mg Tablet help lose weight?

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight loss while taking Dulcolax 10mg Tablet or if you need treatment for weight management.

Q. Does Dulcolax 10mg Tablet cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a common side effect of Dulcolax 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience intolerable diarrhea with Dulcolax 10mg Tablet.

Q. Does Dulcolax 10mg Tablet cause cramping?

Abdominal cramps or pain is a common side effect of Dulcolax 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience cramps while taking Dulcolax 10mg Tablet.

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