Dulcolax 10mg Tablet

Dulcolax 10mg Tablet

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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

  • Constipation

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.