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Dulcolax Tablets (12 Years Plus)

Dulcolax Tablets (12 Years Plus) Dulcolax Tablets (12 Years Plus)

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Dulcolax Tablets offer relief from constipation by gently stimulating the bowel and returning the body habit to its natural rhythm.


Dulcolax Tablets are ideal for people seeking overnight relief from constipation. They are trusted around the world as gentle, reliable and easy to take. Each small tablet contains a precisely-measured amount of the active ingredient, Bisacodyl. This ensures that Dulcolax Tablets are particularly predictable and reliable: 6 to 12 hours after taking an individual dose, the colon is gently stimulated and constipation is relieved.

Dulcolax Tablets have the special Dulcolax Comfort Coating, ensuring that the active ingredient is released right where it's needed: in the colon. The Dulcolax Comfort Coating resists the acidic digestive juices of the stomach and small intestine. It dissolves only when it reaches an alkaline (non-acidic) environment: the colon.

Drug Safety Update: measures for stimulant laxatives.

Stimulant laxatives should only be used if other laxatives (bulk-forming and osmotic) are ineffective. Children younger than 12 years should not use stimulant laxatives without advice from a prescriber and clinical guidance should be followed.

Approved by Melanie King - Senior Pharmacist on the 22/09/2020.
For more information, view our medical team

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you. Check with your pharmacist if you are not sure.

For constipation: Adults (including the elderly) and children over 12 years: 1 to 2 tablets at night. Swallow the tablets whole with water. The tablets should not be chewed or crushed. Milk, antacids or proton pump inhibitors (medicines which reduce stomach acid) should not be taken within one hour before or after taking Dulcolax Twelve Plus Tablets. This is because they will stop the Dulcolax Twelve Plus Tablets from working properly

If you have not taken Dulcolax Twelve Plus Tablets before, start with one tablet and increase to two if necessary. When your bowel regularity has returned to normal, the dose can usually be stopped.

Caution before taking Dulcolax Tablets:

  • If laxatives are needed for more than 5 days in a row or if you persistent abdominal pain, consult your doctor.
  • Do not take milk or antacids within one hour of taking Dulcolax tablets.
  • Do not take if you have an intestinal obstruction, an inflammatory gastrointestinal disorder, or severe dehydration, or if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breast feeding.
  • Please note that it is very important to avoid drinking milk or an antacid product the same time as taking Dulcolax. These liquids are alkaline, and can dissolve the comfort coating too early. For the same reason, Dulcolax Tablets should never be crushed or chewed before swallowing, otherwise the comfort coating is not effective anymore.
  • Please always read the leaflet in the package carefully, and ask your health advisor if you have questions.

Like all medicines, Dulcolax Adult Tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the following side effects, please stop taking the medicines and see your doctor straight away:

Rare side effects (affect less than 1 in 1000 people) Severe allergic reactions which may cause swelling of the face or throat and difficulty in breathing or dizziness. If you have a severe allergic reaction, stop taking this medicine and see a doctor straight away. Colitis (inflammation of the large intestine which causes abdominal pain and diarrhoea) Dehydration Allergic reactions which may cause a skin rash Fainting Uncommon side effects (affect less than 1 in 100 people) Blood in the stools Vomiting Abdominal discomfort Discomfort inside and around the back passage Dizziness Common side effects (affect less than 1 in 10 people) Abdominal cramps or pain Diarrhoea Nausea

Each Dulcolax Tablets contains:

The active ingredient Bisacodyl 5mg. Also contains, lactose, maize starch, sucrose, glycerol, magnesium stearate, talc, acacia, white beeswax, shellac, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide (E171), yellow iron oxide (E172), methacrylic acid-methyl methacrylate copolymer, dibutyl phthalate, macrogol 6000.


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5.00 stars

A good product! Spouse helped the first time. Here in Russia sold a lot more expensive and of lower quality. THANK YOU

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5.00 stars

As these are quite mild I find they are very effective without giving you stomach ache which stronger tablets can do. Highly reccomended.

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4.00 stars

very good and effective product, does exactly what it says it will.

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