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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Bisacodyl (Definition)

Bisacodyl is an anti-prostate cancer agent which is a ...Read more


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What does it mean of short and long time use of dulcolax? Once a week I am taking it to relieve my constipation. I am 26 weeks pregnant now..

What does it mean of short and long time use of dulcolax? Once a week I am taking it to relieve my constipation. I am 26 weeks pregnant now..

Once a week: is quite reasonable. Making sure you have enough water intake and fiber intake and physical activity can help to make sure your bowels move regularly. It is not unusual for pregnant women to have some trouble with constipation. ...Read more

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How often can you safely use Dulcolax? Is once or twice weekly too frequent?

How often can you safely use Dulcolax? Is once or twice weekly too frequent?

Not a problem.: A twice weekly Dulcolax should cause you no difficulty. It is however important to remember that constipation is defined as hard painful bowel movements. It is an urban myth that we need to have a bowel movement. Every day. ...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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I've had constipation issues for 6months, I use Dulcolax a lot. I have piles and bloody stools everytime I pass stools. Should I be worried?

I've had constipation issues for 6months, I use Dulcolax a lot. I have piles and bloody stools everytime I pass stools. Should I be worried?

Maybe : First , are changing your diet ? You must drink sufficient water, eat more fiber and vegetables in order to minimize the amount of laxatives/stool softeners you are using . Perhaps there is something new In your diet that is causing it. The blood could me coming secondary to the hard stools which can cause trauma to the GI mucosa, hemorrhoids and so forth . See your doctor to get evaluated ...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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Is it ok to take dulcolax everyday?

Is it ok to take dulcolax everyday?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dulcolax (Definition)

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