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How long will Dulcolax diarrhea efect will take? My wife took 2 last night

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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