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is bisacodyl the same as dulcolax

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Once per day: Taking more than one per day could lead to relying on the medication for normal bowel movements.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Manufacturer: states Dulcolax can be taken "Occasionally" as needed for constipation.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
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
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hydrate, hydrate: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
OCCASIONAL: The manufacturer states the Dulcolax is for "occasional" use for constipation.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I would not..: One or the other..
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Probably no effect: For an adult there is not likely to be any negative effect.

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