Dulcolax Side Effects
Severe Side Effects of Dulcolax
- Call your doctor if you have rectal bleeding or no bowel movements 12 hours after taking Dulcolax. This may be an indicator of a rare, but serious condition.
- As with all medications, seek emergency medical attention if you develop allergy symptoms such as hives, shortness of breath or swelling of the arms and legs while taking Dulcolax.
Common Side Effects of Dulcolax
- Stomach cramps, nausea, fatigue and vomiting are the most common side effects of Dulcolax usage.
Warnings & Recalls for Dulcolax
General Warnings About Dulcolax
- Do not take Dulcolax if you have intense stomach pain, appendicitis or bleeding in the stomach, intestines or rectum.
- Habitual usage of Dulcolax may lead to abnormal bowel function. Talk to your doctor before taking Dulcolax for more than a week. In addition, do not take Dulcolax with other laxatives or stool softeners unless directed by your doctor.
- Dulcolax may be extra potent when used by the elderly.
- Females who are nursing, pregnant or planning to become pregnant should consult with their doctors before taking Dulcolax.
- If you notice radical changes to your bowel habits that last longer than two weeks, let your doctor know.
Dulcolax Treatment and Use
Dulcolax | Bisacodyl is a laxative that provides temporary relief for constipation. It is also used to empty the intestines prior to bowel surgery. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim.
How does it work?
Dulcolax works by increasing nerve activity in the colon, thus causing bowel movements.
- Dulcolax is taken by mouth with a full glass of water (at least eight fluid ounces). You may take it with or without food, but if your meal includes milk or dairy products, wait at least one hour before taking Dulcolax.
- Do not use Dulcolax within an hour of taking an antacid.
- Be sure to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.
- It may take between six to 12 hours before you have a bowel movement.
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Posted on Oct 10, 2012