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Dulcolax (Definition)

Dulcolax is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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Cant goto the bathroom after taking laxitives I only too two Dulcolax pills they helped now I can't go at all two days after what should I do or eat?

Cant goto the bathroom after taking laxitives I only too two Dulcolax pills they helped now I can't go at all two days after what should I do or eat?

Stop training: Your bowels! You won't be happy with the long term result. The best advice is to make certain you increase high residue food in your diet, drink plenty of fluids and then some more, and finally exercise for an hour three times weekly. You will be amazed at the results. Lastly throw out all the laxatives in your possession, . ...Read more

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Dulcolax Wed pm but didn't really need it. Thur=painful. Now normal but had small glob of mucus streaked w/ blood w/BM. Prob from Lax hard on system?

Dulcolax Wed pm but didn't really need it. Thur=painful. Now normal but had small glob of mucus streaked w/ blood w/BM. Prob from Lax hard on system?

Yes: Ducolax is a strong laxative. Sometimes excessive stimulation can cause mucous and /or blood with BM If it recurs without laxative stimulation, then see a doctor who can look inside your colon. ...Read more

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I took 1 Dulcolax last night around 8 PM. It is now 1 PM the next day still going strong. I have an MRI tomorrow at 10. Will it be out my system them?

I took 1 Dulcolax last night around 8 PM. It is now 1 PM the next day still going strong. I have an MRI tomorrow at 10. Will it be out my system them?

Yes: Yes, the effect of taking one Dulcolax tablets usually does not last longer than one day. You should be fine. If you are still having frequent bowel movements by that time, it is probably not the Dulcolax that is causing it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Took Dulcolax yesterday and my stools come out soft? Also feel bloated and like I haven't emptied my system enough

Took Dulcolax yesterday and my stools come out soft? Also feel bloated and like I haven't emptied my system enough

? constipated: You may still be constipated. You may need another dulcolax and you should drink plenty of fluids/water. See Dr. If your issues continue to rule out other intestinal conditions...Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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No I don't take Dulcolax continually I take it 3 times a week and started since two weeks was under medication but no use nothing chaged + I walk dai?

No I don't take Dulcolax continually I take it 3 times a week and started since two weeks was under medication but no use nothing chaged + I walk dai?

Try a stimulant: I like a stimulant plus a stool softener, e.g. Peri-colace. Not sure why you are taking a laxative. Symptoms like these are best determined by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take Dulcolax to work?

How long does it take Dulcolax to work?

Ducolax -depends on: Product. Dulcolax Laxative Suppositories can reportedly lead to bowel movement as quickly as 15 minutes. Dulcolax Laxative Tablets usually work overnight (6 to 12 hours). ...Read more

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I'm having a colonoscopy and I want to be awake for the whole procedure. Is that possible? Also they are having me take 12 ducolax pills. Is that safe

I'm having a colonoscopy and I want to be awake for the whole procedure. Is that possible? Also they are having me take 12 ducolax pills. Is that safe

Not recommended: A full colonoscopy can be very uncomfortable, even painful. I would certainly NOT recommend it in an awake state. Your body's response to conscious pain may also make the procedure more difficult to perform and limit the usefulness of the exam. ...Read more

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How long will Dulcolax diarrhea efect will take? My wife took 2 last night

How long will Dulcolax diarrhea efect will take? My wife took 2 last night

Half life 16hr: This bowel stimulant medication is metabolized in the body and roughly 1/2 is gone @ 16hrs with 1/2 the remaining med gone after another 16hr. The diarrhea effect is a listed side effect & varies per individual. As the medication level drops the stimulant effect will diminish. Some bulking food items like bananas, apples or pasta may help slow the diarrhea naturally. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of Dulcolax 10mg suppository last?

How long do the effects of Dulcolax 10mg suppository last?

Not Long: It works within few minutes with the stools if it works as it is supposed to. Or it gets pushed out. It does not get absorped or stay in rectum for long ...Read more

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How long does the diarrhea caused by Dulcolax last?

How long does the diarrhea caused by Dulcolax last?

A day or two: Should not last more than a few days. See a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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What if the color coat washes off of the ducolax pill, will it still move the bowels properly?

What if the color coat washes off of the ducolax pill, will it still move the bowels properly?

Unknown: As a general rule, if your medication has been altered from its manufactured form, it should probably not be taken. ...Read more

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I started Atkins and now I'm constipated I go a little bit but not enough I took dulcolax two days and it didn't work Is there something wrong worried?

I started Atkins and now I'm constipated I go a little bit but not enough I took dulcolax two days and it didn't work Is there something wrong worried?

NOTHING: Is WRONG Atkins can be deficient in "BULK" that is the "left over" forming the "bulk" of the stool allowing normal bowel movements. Suggestion obtain an "artificial bulk (eg METAMUCIL) and drink LOTS OF FLUIDS!
Hope this is helpful!
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Deep pain when hungry, started after I got a fever and after had taken two tablets of Dulcolax or laxative?

Deep pain when hungry, started after I got a fever and after had taken two tablets of Dulcolax or laxative?

DIVERTICULITIS?: Is ur 74, this may b a DX 2 have looked into. I would not take any more dulco. Or lax. I would get in 2 b cn buy ur pcp. Fever can b a sign of a pocket being infected, best 2 get eval now. If it is diver tic it can rupture and b an emergrncy, & if surgery is needed a colostomy would b needed along with a colon sesection. Ostomy closed after healed. Have surg electively and no ostomy. ...Read more

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Hi doctores, I have been having severe constipation, I have been taking two Dulcolax tables daily, and that causes diarrhea and provides relief, ?

Hi doctores, I have been having severe constipation, I have been taking two Dulcolax tables daily, and that causes diarrhea and provides relief, ?

Stop dulcolax now: If you are having diarrhea with dulcolax why are youstill taking them. Stop and see if you get a regular normal bowel movement without dulcolax. ...Read more

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Takin anucort supp for int hemorrhoid on day 2. How long before it helps with bleeding and pain? Drinking more water stopped sodas and taking Dulcolax

Takin anucort supp for int hemorrhoid on day 2. How long before it helps with bleeding and pain? Drinking more water stopped sodas and taking Dulcolax

Soaking helps: Soaking in a plain water bath can help you feel better faster. If each day is not improving, you should follow up with your doctor that diagnosed the internal hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in 8 days. I took two Dulcolax last night at 7:30 pm and it is now 8:20 am and still no bowel movement.?

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I haven't had a bowel movement in 8 days. I took two Dulcolax last night at 7:30 pm and it is now 8:20 am and still no bowel movement.?

Take 4 Dulcolax: You seem to have bad constipation. Next time take 4 dulcolax at night.
You need 2 tablets of vegetable laxative senakot every night regularly to help your digestive system. Also bulkt foods will help. Try eating okra twice a week. ...Read more

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Ext hemorrhoid, pain level 3-4. Started 1 week back. Taking 1 advil (200mg) & 2 dulcolax (100mg) daily. He need to see a doctor? How long it takes to heal?

Ext hemorrhoid, pain level 3-4. Started 1 week back. Taking 1 advil (200mg) & 2 dulcolax (100mg) daily. He need to see a doctor? How long it takes to heal?

See a doc: External horehound can be thrombosed or contains clot which hurts a lot. Usually subsides in about two weeks. See a doctor to make sure that is what it is b. ...Read more

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The last two days I have been popping water. A few days before that, I was constapated. Iv been taking Dulcolax laxative tablets for women and miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

The last two days I have been popping water. A few days before that, I was constapated. Iv been taking Dulcolax laxative tablets for women and miralax (polyethylene glycol)?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Dulcolax can definitely get things moving again. If you were constipated and now you're having very watery stools, it time to stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and dulcolax. You probably have medication induced cause of diarrhea. ...Read more

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Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice. Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement. No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go. What should be d

Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice. Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement. No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go. What should be d

Go to ER now.: Digital rectal exam? Occult blood? A KUB? Acute bowel series? Time to go to a real ER. He needs a CT+contrast. Critical: is he even passing gas? If not & you have no imaging, *stop* giving any treatment from above. NPO with IV fluids. Nothing by mouth except sips of ginger ale until docs know what is going on. He may just be impacted, or have something worse like a mass, torsion or infarct. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Dulcolax pills and lactulose solution bp?

Is there a difference between Dulcolax pills and lactulose solution bp?

Yes: Ducolax is a stimulant type of laxitive and should be used sparingly. Lactulose is not and is a osmotic. Since its not a stimulant u can use frequently without worry of dependance. ...Read more

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I'm having severe abdominal pains after taking ducolax. How can I treat this? I took 1 pill at around 8:30pm and started feeling this pain about 3 hours after.

I'm having severe abdominal pains after taking ducolax. How can I treat this? I took 1 pill at around 8:30pm and started feeling this pain about 3 hours after.

I: I am answering this question three days after you wrote in. If the pain has not resolved by now, you should contact your doctor. Dulcolax can cause significant stomach cramps. The best thing to do is to hydrate really well. The majority of the pain is likely to go away after you have had a bowel movement. ...Read more