About Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories

Medication Name Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories
Medication Form Suppository
Used For Treating constipation
Active Ingredients Bisacodyl
Size 12 suppositories
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What is Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories?

Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories are a type of medication used to treat constipation. They contain the active ingredient bisacodyl, which is a type of medicine known as a stimulant laxative. It works by stimulating the muscles in the bowel, helping to move stools through the body.

What are Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories used for?

Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories are primarily used to treat constipation. They can also be used to clear the bowel before surgery or radiological investigation.

How does Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories work?

Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories work by stimulating the muscles in the bowel, causing them to contract. This helps to move stools through the body, relieving constipation.

Who is Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories suitable for?

Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories are suitable for adults and children over the age of 10. They may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as intestinal obstruction, acute abdominal conditions like appendicitis, severe dehydration, or known hypersensitivity to bisacodyl or any other ingredient of the product.

How to use Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories

  • Remove the suppository from the foil.
  • Insert the suppository into the rectum (back passage).
  • Try to hold the suppository in place for at least 15 minutes.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after use.

You should use one Dulcolax 10mg Suppository per day. The effect is usually felt 10 to 45 minutes after insertion.

Do not use Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories for more than 7 days in a row. If your symptoms persist, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Buy Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories online from a UK pharmacy

You can buy Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories online from our online constipation treatment clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued and your medication delivered in discrete packaging.

Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories Side Effects

Like all medicines, Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Common Side Effects

  • Abdominal cramps or discomfort
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Blood in the stools
  • Abdominal pain
  • Discomfort or pain in the anus

Serious Side Effects

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Colitis (inflammation of the large intestine)
  • Dehydration

For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.

Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Each suppository contains 10mg of bisacodyl.

Other ingredients: The suppositories also contain hard fat.

Important Information

  • Do not use Dulcolax 10mg Suppositories if you are allergic to bisacodyl or any of the other ingredients.
  • Do not use if you have severe dehydration.
  • Do not use if you have an intestinal obstruction or acute abdominal conditions like appendicitis.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist before use if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.