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How often can I take dulcolax?

How often can I take dulcolax?

Once per day: Taking more than one per day could lead to relying on the medication for normal bowel movements. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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How often can you take dulcolax?

How often can you take dulcolax?

Manufacturer: States Dulcolax can be taken "Occasionally" as needed for constipation. ...Read more

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Help! I've eaten half a Dulcolax tablet! What can happen?

Help! I've eaten half a Dulcolax tablet! What can happen?

Agree w Dr. Singer: It may not have any impact or it may cause you to move your bowels or to have loose stools. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

Similar effect: Biscodyl is fairly safe chemical available in tablet, suppository & enema form. Acts directly on colonic nerves to stumulate contractions which lead to mechanical expulsion of stool. Also have effect of increasing fluid & sodium secretion in bowel. Sennosides r derived from senna leaves, available in tablet or liquid form, is converted into bowel contraction stimulant form by colonic bacteria. ...Read more

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Is Dulcolax safe for people with high bp?

Is Dulcolax safe for people with high bp?

Yes: If used as directed, dulcolax should not impose any problems in hypertensive individuals. Make sure you are adequately hydrated during its use. ...Read more

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How does senokot (senna) compare to dulcolax?

How does senokot (senna) compare to dulcolax?

Both are stimulants: Not much difference. They both stimulate the bowels to keep thing moving. I use senokot (senna) orally and ducolax as a suppository in my patients. I may use them together at times. ...Read more

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How often should I take Dulcolax if I am constipated?

How often should I take Dulcolax if I am constipated?

Once per day: Taking more than one per day could lead to relying on the medication for normal bowel movements. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mom take dulcolax?

Can a nursing mom take dulcolax?

Yes: Dulcolax is a laxative. It works directly in your digestive system and absorption into your blood and then the nursing baby is minimal to none. As an alternative a stool softener may be better is that is the problem. Remember, laxatives should be taken as infrequently as possible to avoid your colon to become dependent on them. ...Read more

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Im8 weeks pregnant can I take dulcolax?

Im8 weeks pregnant can I take dulcolax?

Ask your provider: Generally, this should be fine, but it is always best to consult the provider who is caring for you during your pregnancy before taking any medication. ...Read more

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Is Dulcolax safe to take during pregnancy?

Is Dulcolax safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes Dulcolax pink: Is for you, a stool softener, it does not have stimulants in it, intended for pregnant woman, speak to your OB doctor before taking y medication including stool softeners. ...Read more

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Is Dulcolax compatible with fleet saline enema?

Is Dulcolax compatible with fleet saline enema?

Yes: They can be used together if the dulcolax is a tablet. If it is a suppository, you should wait to see if it works before using the enema, as it would obviously wash out an unused suppository. ...Read more

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Will dulcolax or Senna affect the efficacy of Xarelto?

Will dulcolax or Senna affect the efficacy of Xarelto?

No: These are safe medicines to take regardless of what else/other medication is in the system. ...Read more

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Does bisacodyl 5mg have any effects to your weight loss?

Does bisacodyl 5mg have any effects to your weight loss?

Bisacodyl: Bisacodyl is a stimulant type of laxative meant to be used for short term constipation and/or
part of a prep for a procedure such as colonoscopy. In no way is this medication or similar laxatives part of a weight loss program. Unfortunately, some patients use laxatives and cause physical and emotional harm to themselves. You will not lose body fat by the use of laxatives; please consult your doc. ...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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Is it possible for me to take Dulcolax tablets if I'm 2 weeks pregnant?

Is it possible for me to take Dulcolax tablets if I'm 2 weeks pregnant?

I don't suggest this: Possible side effects with Dulcolax are stomach/abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, diarrhea, or weakness. To be on the safe side I would not suggest taking this while you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take dulcolax while on amoxicillin, it's the talc in the medication safe to consume?

Is it okay to take dulcolax while on amoxicillin, it's the talc in the medication safe to consume?

Stool softener: Dulcolax is a stool softener. Some antibiotics, like amoxicillin, can cause diarrhea. I would not recommend taking them both. If there is talc, in a commercial medical product, I think it would be safe to use. You may want to consult your primary care physician regarding both. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to Dulcolax. I'ts hell. The pain has landed me in the ER several times, but I can't stop. Please help!!

I'm addicted to Dulcolax. I'ts hell. The pain has landed me in the ER several times, but I can't stop. Please help!!

Talk to your doctor: You may start by seeing a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. Laxative abuse falls into that category. Talk to your doctor about a referral in your area. ...Read more

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Friend pranked me with bisacodyl. Have had diarrhea all day. Thought it was over, came back. How long should this last? So not funny. *sigh*

Friend pranked me with bisacodyl. Have had diarrhea all day. Thought it was over, came back. How long should this last? So not funny. *sigh*

Depends: On how much bisacodyl they gave you...you may want to go to your doctor if this lasts longer than 1 day. And find a new friend...? Hope you feel better and drink lots of fluids. ...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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Dx linzess, PriorAuth denied, unsure w/staff put down discussed meds I had tried w/dr, ands all, bisacodyl only help, insur says try MagCitrate, isit EpsonS?

Common problem: Pharmacy benefit managers have a stepwise list of medications to try before an expensive or prescription medication becomes "covered". You can buy the new medication for cash, or try the whole list to qualify- just make sure the trial is documented. Doctors try to answer the questions to reflect medical necessity, unfortunately the forms don't allow much room for discussion. Good luck. ...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!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Took dulcolax at 8 pm last night hoping it would work overnight. Have an event today so took Imodium (loperamide) ad at 5 am (9 hrs later). Is this safe?

Took dulcolax at 8 pm last night hoping it would work overnight. Have an event today so took Imodium (loperamide) ad at 5 am (9 hrs later). Is this safe?

Stool: My concern here is why take a strong laxative at night, then a anti-motility the next morning. This a setup for chronic issues. If it is a chronic problem, see your primary care doctor for assistance. ...Read more

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Is bisacodyl with alchool bad for you?

Is bisacodyl with alchool bad for you?

Drug interaction: Checker shows no interactions between bisacodyl and alcohol. ...Read more

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How many Dulcolax can I take in a day?

How many Dulcolax can I take in a day?

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 conditions), distinguish slow versus normal transit constipation, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or intermittent ileus (e.g. Pseudo-obstruction). ...Read more

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Took 3 Dulcolax but nothing happened? What do I do?

Took 3 Dulcolax but nothing happened? What do I do?

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 fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. See your medical provider if unable to pass stool after these options have been tried. ...Read more

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I took 3 Dulcolax but nothing happened. Alternatives?

I took 3 Dulcolax but nothing happened. Alternatives?

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 fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. See your medical provider if unable to pass stool after these options have been tried. ...Read more

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I have been taking dulcolax everyday for about a year. Is that dangerous?

I have been taking dulcolax everyday for about a year. Is that dangerous?

No: It does cause a lazy colon. Like colon becomes dependent on stimulant laxative to work. Recommend video consult for treatment options to get off dulcolax ...Read more

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Dulcolax (Definition)

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