Dulcolax Suppositories have been formulated for the relief of constipation. Each suppository stimulates the muscles of the bowel (large intestine), helping to return the body to its natural rhythm.
Dulcolax Suppositories contain the active ingredient bisacodyl, which belongs to a group of medicines called laxatives. Bisacodyl works by stimulating the bowel muscles to contract more often and with more force. These increased muscle movements ensure that the bowel contents quickly empty (usually within 10 - 30 minutes), and therefore relieve constipation.By stimulating both the large intestine and the rectum, Dulcolax Suppositories may also help the bowel to return to a normal regular function. Normal and regular bowel movements are important for most people. However, what is “normal and regular” varies from person to person. Some may have a bowel movement every day, others less often. Whatever it is like for you, it is best that your bowel movement has a regular pattern. Constipation is an occasional problem for some people; for others, it may happen more often. It occurs when the normal muscle actions in the bowel (large intestine) slow down. This can mean that the waste material is not easily eliminated from the body.
Because Dulcolax Suppositories are only effective in the lower colon, they may be particularly suitable for women during pregnancy. Nevertheless, as with all medicines, Dulcolax should only be taken during pregnancy on the advice of a medical practitioner.
Adults and children over 10 years: put 1 suppository into the back passage for immediate effect. Only use 1 suppository per day
Suitable For adults and children over the age of 10 years.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. Do not store above 25 C. Suppositories should be protected from light. Keep them in the outer carton. If you have a severe allergic reaction, stop taking this medicine and seek immediate medical consultation.