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Active Ingredient: Bisacodyl
Utilization: Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative. It acts directly on the bowels, stimulating the bowel muscles to cause a bowel movement
Available Dosages: 5mg
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Dulcolax exists in two forms: tablets and as rectal suppositories. The pills of Diamox come in the round shape of white or yellow colors depending on the manufacturer. The rectal suppositories of Diamox come in an elongated shape of white color. The usual dosage for one tablet, which contains bisacodyl, is 5 mg. The usual dosage for one rectal suppository is 10 mg. The medicine belongs to the group of laxative means. Its active component is bisacodyl.
Dulcolax is a local laxative with an antiresorptive effect. This drug increases the secretion of water and electrolytes in the large intestine after hydrolysis accelerates and increases its peristalsis. This leads to the stimulation of bowel movements, a decrease in evacuation time and softening of the stool. The action is due to direct stimulation of nerve endings in the mucous membrane of the large intestine.
The leaflet provided with the packing offers basic information on how to use this medicine. Before use, it is better to discuss the dosage with your physician and make sure to follow his exact prescriptions.
This medicine has a set of side effects for health if used any differently from doctor's orders. Side effects can be various, for example:
- stomach ache;
- allergic reaction;
Avoid prolonged use of the drug. Tablets should not be taken simultaneously with antacids, alkaline mineral water or milk.
This is not the complete list of side effects, and you should report to your doctor immediately about any unpleasant symptoms that persist.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 8.04.2021