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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

Suppository (Definition)

A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more


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Dulcolax suppository doesn't work, is there anything better?

Dulcolax suppository doesn't work, is there anything better?

MOM or miralax (polyethylene glycol): Milk of magnesia or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (glycolax). Puysh the dose until you go. Magnesium citrate and GoLytely work as well. But the bigger question is why are you constipated. If this is new and severe you need to see a physician and may need further testing. ...Read more

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Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Worth an exam: If you are constipated, I would increase water, fiber, fruits, and vegetables in diet. But I am sure you knew that. What you also knew is that it is safer for you to be examined. Don't put it off please. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...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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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

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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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Which is stronger, senna or dulcolax?

Which is stronger, senna or dulcolax?

Appears equal: There are not concluisive studies that would show a superior laxative to one another. ...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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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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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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Fully constipated- how many Dulcolax should I take?

Fully constipated- how many Dulcolax should I take?

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 glycerine suppositories or a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) if you have hard stool stuck in rectum. ...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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Dr, I have piles and would like to know if I can use Dulcolax tablets?

Dr, I have piles and would like to know if I can use Dulcolax tablets?

Yes: Dulcolax is a brand of bisacodyl which is a stimulant laxative. You can read more here https://online. Epocrates. Com/noframe/showpage. Do? Method=otcs&monographid=2242&activesectionid=10. By "piles", I assume you mean hemorrhoids, which is associated w/constipation for which bisacodyl is a temporary solution. But do not use for a prolonged period of time as your colon will become dependent upon it. ...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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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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