Dulcolax Suppositories

Dulcolax 10 Suppositories constipation relief
  • Predictable relief of constipation
  • Comfort-shaped suppository for rectal use only
  • Produces a bowel movement from 20 – 45 minutes.

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How To Use

Active ingredient (in each suppository): Bisacodyl 10mg

Designed for predictable fast relief of constipation
This product generally produces bowel movement in 20 – 45 minutes
Dosage – as needed
Adults and children over 10 years: One suppository inserted in the rectum.

Use of Dulcolax in children should only be under medical advice.

For rectal use only. Not to be swallowed.

Drink plenty of water.

If symptoms persist seek medical advice
For further information refer to enclosed consumer medicine information leaflet
If pregnant or breast feeding, ask a healthcare professional before use.


What time of day should I use Dulcolax Suppositories?

You may use a Dulcolax Suppository anytime. It generally produces a bowel movement in 20 – 45 minutes.

How often can I use Dulcolax Suppositories? Is it safe for daily use?

For short term use only.

How many Dulcolax Suppositories can I use?

Adults and children over 10 years can use 1 Dulcolax Suppository a day. Not recommended for use in children under 10 years of age. Please consult a doctor for use in children.

How do I use Dulcolax Suppositories? What does retain mean?

Remove the suppository from the plastic wrapping and insert the suppository, pointed end first, into the rectum. For best results, you should lie down for 15 to 20 minutes and try to retain the suppository for as long as you can. To retain the suppository means to keep the suppository in the rectum.

Do you need to remove the suppository after it has been inserted?

The Dulcolax Suppository does not need to be removed after it has been inserted; it works in the rectum within 20 – 45 minutes.

How do Dulcolax Suppositories work?

Dulcolax Suppositories contain 10 mg of bisacodyl, which stimulates the muscles in the bowel (intestine) and rectum to promote movement.

How should Dulcolax Suppositories be used?

Dulcolax Suppositories are to be inserted rectally. They are not intended for oral or vaginal use.

Should Dulcolax Suppositories be used on an empty or full stomach?

Dulcolax Suppositories may be used before or after a meal, however please note, these products are to be used in the rectum and not eaten.

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