Dulcolax<sup>®</sup> Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dulcolax used for?

Dulcolax® is used for the relief of constipation. Under medical supervision Dulcolax® can be used for the evacuation of the bowel before a radiological examination or as an enema alternative. Dulcolax® works by acting on the lining of the large intestine to stimulate movement and also promotes the accumulation of water into the bowel to help soften the stool

Where can I purchase Dulcolax or Dulcogas?

Dulcolax and Dulcogas products are available in pharmacies across Australia. Ask pharmacy staff for products available.

How long can I take Dulcogas®?

Long term use of Dulcogas® is not recommended. If symptoms persist seek medical advice

Can I take Dulcolax® Dulcogas® products if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Seek medical advice before taking Dulcolax or Dulcogas when pregnant or breastfeeding

How should I store Dulcolax?

Dulcolax® Tablets, Suppositories and SP Drops, should be kept in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C. Do not store in direct sunlight or heat. For example do not leave Dulcolax® in the car on hot days. Store Dulcolax® in a safe place where children cannot reach it

What should I do if I have taken too much Dulcolax®?

Seek medical advice if you have taken more than the recommended or prescribed dose. Advice can be provided by a doctor, pharmacist or Poisons Information Centre (13 11 26). Signs of overdose may include diarrhoea and abdominal cramps as well as other medical problems caused by a loss of salts and water from your body.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dulcolax used for?

Dulcolax® is used for the relief of constipation. Under medical supervision Dulcolax® can be used for the evacuation of the bowel before a radiological examination or as an enema alternative. Dulcolax® works by acting on the lining of the large intestine to stimulate movement and also promotes the accumulation of water into the bowel to help soften the stool

Where can I purchase Dulcolax or Dulcogas?

Dulcolax and Dulcogas products are available in pharmacies across Australia. Ask pharmacy staff for products available.

How long can I take Dulcogas®?

Long term use of Dulcogas® is not recommended. If symptoms persist seek medical advice

Can I take Dulcolax® Dulcogas® products if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Seek medical advice before taking Dulcolax or Dulcogas when pregnant or breastfeeding


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