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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dulcolax (Definition)

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


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Can I take ducolax laxative tablets if I am breast feeding ?

Can I take ducolax laxative tablets if I am breast feeding ?

Yes: The active ingredient in ducolax is poorly absorbed from the gut and reaches negligible levels in the blood or breast milk. There are no known ill effects on breast feeding infants. See:medications and mothers milk, hale, 2010. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is Dulcolax laxative safe to use?

Can you tell me is Dulcolax laxative safe to use?

Dulcolax: Though in general, dulcolax is safe to use as directed, no medication should be taken without first consulting with your doctor. Only after a thorough history, including your present issue, and a physical exam, can a proper conversation about a medication be had. ...Read more

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If i take some dulcolax laxative and diet as well am i doing anything to my body or am i ok. ?

If i take some dulcolax laxative and diet as well am i doing anything to my body or am i ok.  ?

Diet: Laxatives should not be used to lose weight. They can negatively impact on electrolytes and abuse can be negatively impacting on gastrointestinal health. Diets should be sensible along with a good exercise regimen ...Read more

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Is it common to have food cravings or be hungry in general when using a laxative (Dulcolax)?

Is it common to have food cravings or be hungry in general when using a laxative (Dulcolax)?

Hunger: ^'ed appetite/ food craving is not listed as a side effect on Drugs.Com. Use of this type of laxative could lead to' nausea, cramps, griping, and/or faintness' as well as 'Diarrhea, GI irritation, and fluid and electrolyte depletion' ...Read more

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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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I occasionally take laxatives and have been taking Ducolax Sensitive for the past 2 days, but my stool just had pretty bright red blood appear?

I occasionally take laxatives and have been taking Ducolax Sensitive for the past 2 days, but my stool just had pretty bright red blood appear?

HemorrhoidalBleeding: Generally, small amounts of blood with stool occurring with constipation in an 18 year old person is likely from internal hemorrhoids that are bleeding, more so if he blood appears mainly in the water or on the toilet paper and not covering the stool. If the bleeding is persistent, recurrent or of large amount consult your physician. For information on constipation: http://bit.ly/1uzOegm ...Read more

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Took Dulcolax.8hrs later had the cramps & passed bm. But got extremely nauseous- 5min later vomited. Is itFrom the laxative? Still nauseous 2hrs later

Possibly: Dulcolax, by mouth, is a potent laxative and may have precipitated the nausea along with the abdominal cramping and bowel movements. I would be more concerned if you have associated vomiting or abdominal pain and tenderness. Ginger or flat ginger ale helps relieve nausea. See your physician if nausea persists. ...Read more

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My period is this time very late (5 days). I took last month very often "dulcolax laxative tablets" .. Does Dulcolax cause my late period?

Laxative isn't the: reason. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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In general, how long does it take for the bowel to get used to ducolax? Also take bulking agent & osmotic laxative. Slow transit constipation sufferer

It Depends: It depends on how long you have been using dulcolax, if you have been using this for more than a month, then this is probably going to stay the same. Dulcolax is a stimulant laxative, and cramping is side effect, but part of its mode of action. I presume you are referring to its side effects when you mean "get used to it". Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does taking stimulant laxatives (like dulcolax pills) when not needed cause less calorie absorption from what you eat since it passes thru faster?

Does taking stimulant laxatives (like dulcolax pills) when not needed cause less calorie absorption from what you eat since it passes thru faster?

OMG!: I'm sorry, but you're mistaken/misguided. If you're often using stimulant laxatives, I assume you feel very constipated, are attempting weight loss, or are looking to "cleanse." Please reconsider & check out numerous healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers & irritant laxatives, particularly when used casually & frequently. Save your health, and stop please! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve stomach pain from laxative (dulcolax)?

Can you tell me how i can relieve stomach pain from laxative (dulcolax)?

Ginger: Ginger can reduce upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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I took one Dulcolax laxative & a few Dulcolax stool softeners. I had normal BM few hours after. Can Dulcolax cause painful cramping? Very strong

I took one Dulcolax laxative & a few Dulcolax stool softeners. I had normal BM few hours after. Can Dulcolax cause painful cramping? Very strong

Probably, since...: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) is a stimulant laxative that works by increasing movement of intestines, helping stool to come out, assuming normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Cramping would be a common side effect, but if persistent please seek evaluation. ...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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Laxative (Definition)

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