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Pharmacological Effect

The drug Dulcolax has a laxative effect. It is generally used to relieve constipation. The laxative effect occurs in the following way: the secretion of mucus in the large intestine is increased and its peristalsis is accelerated and intensified. The action is provided by a direct stimulation of nerve endings in the mucosa of the large intestine. The laxative effect occurs within 6-8 hours after oral administration of the drug.


The drug Dulcolax is used for the treatment of: severe constipation; intestinal atony due to prolonged bed rest, changes in diet or changes in the environment; hypotension and flaccid bowel (for example, among elderly patients); emptying of the intestine before the research (X-ray, endoscopic), before and after operations, with severe cardiovascular diseases, during childbirth;.

Application Method And The Dosage

The drug can be prescribed orally and rectally. The recommended dose for the adult patients is 1-3 pills per night or 1-2 suppositories (in the rectum). If it’s necessary, the patients may take additional 1-3 pills in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast.

Usual single dose for adults is 5-10 mg (1 - 2 pills).

The dosage for children is prescribed according to age.

Side Effects

The drug Dulcolax may cause colic pain in the intestine, diarrhea (if the dosage is very high). If a patient takes high doses of the drug, it may cause diarrhea with an excessive loss of fluid and electrolytes, the development of muscle weakness, tremor and an arterial hypotension.


In case of an overdose, the patients may experience colic pain in the lower abdomen and, sometimes, signs of dehydration can be observed, especially among elderly patients and children. If it is necessary, the patients may be provided with a stomach pump and adequate rehydration.

It is necessary to monitor Serum potassium in the patients. Antispasmodic drugs can also have a certain effect. It is important to control the maintenance of water-electrolyte balance among elderly patients and children especially carefully.