Dulcolax is a medicine used to relieve occasional constipation and irregularity. Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative. It acts directly on the bowels, stimulating the bowel muscles to cause a bowel movement.
Dosage and directions
Take Dulcolax by mouth with or without food with full glass of water. It is recommended to drink extra fluids during intake of Dulcolax. Swallow the tablet the whole. Do not break, crush or chew before swallowing.Do not take Dulcolax within 1 hour after taking an antacid or milk.
Before using Dulcolax discuss with your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breast-feeding.; if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement,; if you have allergy to food, medicines, or other substances; if you have heart failure, abnormal levels of fluids or electrolytes in your body, nausea, vomiting or undiagnosed stomach pain.
Do not use Dulcolax if you can't swallow without chewing, you have severe stomach pain, appendicitis, severe constipation, stomach, intestinal o rectal bleeding, or intestinal blockage, you are having abdominal surgery.
Possible side effects
Common side effects are faintness, cramps, stomach discomfort. Seek medical attention if you experience one of the following serious side effects: allergic reactions: rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
No specific interactions are know for the present time.
If you miss a dose of Dulcolax and are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once
If you think that you overdosed Dulcolax seek medical attention immediately. Overdose symptoms are diarrhea, stomach cramps.
Store Dulcolax at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C) in a tightly closed container away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Dulcolax out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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