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Does old Dulcolax have any side effects?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Same as new

It's a stimulant laxative; will cause cramps, bowel movement, maybe diarrhea.
Can lead to dehydration, fluid imbalance if overdone. Chances are old dulcolax will still retain pharmacologic activity, i.e. It'll still work. No additional toxicity if it is old.

In brief: Same as new

It's a stimulant laxative; will cause cramps, bowel movement, maybe diarrhea.
Can lead to dehydration, fluid imbalance if overdone. Chances are old dulcolax will still retain pharmacologic activity, i.e. It'll still work. No additional toxicity if it is old.
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