U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

How many dulcolax should I take

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Go on a liquid diet : Only, take a tbsp of milk of magnesia every 12 hrs, and do not take dulcolax. Stay on the liquids until constipation is resolved. You can use glycerin... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 20 years experience
Once per day: Taking more than one per day could lead to relying on the medication for normal bowel movements.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Manufacturer: states Dulcolax can be taken "Occasionally" as needed for constipation.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Taking too often?: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Taking too often?: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ducolax -depends on: product. Dulcolax Laxative Suppositories can reportedly lead to bowel movement as quickly as 15 minutes. Dulcolax Laxative Tablets usually work over... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
OCCASIONAL: The manufacturer states the Dulcolax is for "occasional" use for constipation.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
Pharmacology 41 years experience
Not harmful but why?: Why would you take Dulcolax once a week and why on sunday? Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative which should only be used for significant constipation, w... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Overdose: That is too much for one person to take.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 20 years experience
Um, way noooo.: It's a bowel stimulant. You don't want your gut to spasm. Will be painful. If you are that constipated, attack it from a different angle: Aggressive h... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Probably ok: It likely is ok, however prolonged useage of any stimulant laxative is ill advised. Switching to a different medication such as MiraLAX (polyethylene... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership