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Dulcolax

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Dulcolax tablets, liquids and suppositories have been providing relief from constipation and intestinal irregularity for over 50 years. The product range includes overnight constipation relief, fast constipation relief and stool softeners.

Duloclax Tablets and Dulcolax Pico Liquid are specially formulated to gently relieve constipation overnight. Dulcolax Suppositories are recommended for fast constipation relief.

Recent additions to the Dulcolax range are Dulcoease and Dulcobalance. Dulcoease stool softener will help ease the discomfort of hard, painful stools, and Dulcobalance will help to gently relive constipation and restore your natural rhythm.

Dulcolax Tablets

A coated tablet containing 5mg of Bisacodyl. Works in 6-12 hours. Gently relieves constipation overnight.
  • Dulcolax Tablets 10

    Dulcolax Tablets 10

    Dulcolax Tablets are gentle on your stomach and work slowly but steadily to get your body back into it's natural rhythm.

    £1.20
    (incl VAT)
  • Dulcolax Tablets 20

    Dulcolax Tablets 20

    Dulcolax Tablets are gentle on your stomach and work slowly but steadily to get your body back into it's natural rhythm.

    £1.90
    (incl VAT)
  • Dulcolax Tablets 60

    Dulcolax Tablets 60

    Dulcolax Tablets are gentle on your stomach and work slowly but steadily to get your body back into it's natural rhythm.

    £4.80
    (incl VAT)
  • Dulcolax Tablets 100

    Dulcolax Tablets 100

    Dulcolax Tablets are gentle on your stomach and work slowly but steadily to get your body back into it's natural rhythm.

    £5.50
    (incl VAT)
  • Dulcolax 5mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets 40

    Dulcolax 5mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets 40

    Dulcolax 5mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets gently relieve constipation and helps restore your natural rhythm.

    £3.55
    (incl VAT)

Dulcolax Suppositories

A rectal suppository containing 10mg(adults) / 5mg(children) of Bisacodyl. Works within 15-60 minutes. Fast relief from constipation.
  • Dulcolax Suppositories 12

    Dulcolax Suppositories 12

    Dulcolax Suppositories use the same active ingredient that is used in Dulcolax Tablets. The difference is that the suppositories should be used when fast relief is needed.

    £3.70
    (incl VAT)
    Out of stock
  • Dulcolax Suppositiories for Children 5

    Dulcolax Suppositiories for Children 5

    Dulcolax Suppositories use the same active ingredient that is used in Dulcolax Tablets. The difference is that the suppositories should be used when fast relief is needed.

    £1.75
    (incl VAT)

Dulcolax Liquid

An oral suspension containing 5mg of Sodium Picosulfate per 5ml dose. Works within 6-12 hours. Gentle relief from constipation overnight.
  • Dulclolax Pico Liquid 100ml

    Dulclolax Pico Liquid 100ml

    Dulcolax Liquid brings natural, gentle relief from constipation over night. It stimulates the colon and the rectum, helping the bowel to return to normal, regular function.

    £2.65
    (incl VAT)
  • Dulcolax Pico Liquid 300ml

    Dulcolax Pico Liquid 300ml

    Dulcolax Liquid brings natural, gentle relief from constipation over night. It stimulates the colon and the rectum, helping the bowel to return to normal, regular function.

    £6.95
    (incl VAT)

Dulcoease

A small soft gel capsule containing Docusate Sodium 100mg. DulcoEase helps to soften hard stools for a comfortable way to go to the loo. This is not a laxative.

Dulcosoft

Dulcolax FAQs

What is the active ingredient in Dulcolax?

Dulcolax tablets and [** suppositories=dulcolax suppositories] contain an ingredient known as Bisacodyl, whereas Dulcolax Perles and Dulcolax Liquid contain sodium picosulphate. Both ingredients work in the same way by stimulating the bowels and helping them to push stools along. In addition, they help to increase the water contents of the stools to make them softer.

Will Dulcolax help me to lose weight?
No. Dulcolax only stimulates the bowels. As the vast majority of food is absorbed before it gets to the bowels, it will have almost no effect on your weight and will only make you visit the toilet more often.

What are the side effects of Dulcolax?
If Dulcolax is used incorrectly, it can lead to stomach cramps. This happens when the Dulcolax tablet breaks up in the stomach. For this reason, you should never crush a dulcolax tablet, and you should not take dulcolax with milk or antacids which could cause the tablet to break down too quickly.

I am having difficulty in swallowing Dulcolax Tablets. What should I do?
Whatever you do, you should never crush Dulcolax Tablets. This is because the coating is specially designed to prevent the contents from breaking down too quickly. Dulcolax is designed to be released in the bowels rather than the stomach, so if it breaks down too quickly it does not work in the bowels, and can give you a stomach ache. If you cannot swallow tablets, you should use Dulcolax Perles which are easier to swallow, or Dulcolax Liquid which is particularly easy to swallow, is sugar free and has a fruity taste.

Which form of DulcoLax does Express Chemist recommend?
The most commonly-used form is the [** tablet form=dulcolax tablets]. However, people having difficulty swallowing the tablets may like to try the [** suppositories=dulcolax suppositories] or the [** liquid=dulcolax liquid], depending on preference. The liquid is particularly easy for kids to take, though under 10s should use the [** suppositories for kids=dulcolax suppositories]. The [** perles=dulcolax perles] are a convenient way of taking the Dulcolax liquid for people on the go.

When should I take DulcoEase?
From the makers of DulcoLax, DulcoEase is a stool softener rather than a laxative and should be taken when passing stools is uncomfortable. Unlike Dulcolax, it does not stimulate the bowel, but like DulcoEase it helps add water to the stool so is useful if you have hard stools.

Is Dulcolax safe?
Yes. Dulcolax has been around since the early 1950s and has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for constipation. Express Chemist can recommend Dulcolax as a treatment for short-term episodes of constipation.