Dulcolax Suppositories (Bisacodyl) are ideal for people seeking almost immediate relief from constipation.
They are reliably effective in 15 to 60 minutes.
Like the tablets, the active ingredient in Dulcolax Suppositories is Bisacodyl: a proven and safely used medicine.
Because it is effective only in the colon, it may be suitable for use during pregnancy, but, as with all medicines, Dulcolax Suppositories should be avoided in the first trimester, unless the expected benefit is thought to outweigh any possible risk to the foetus.
It is important to consult your doctor before using any medicines in pregnancy.
With Dulcolax Suppositories the active ingredient is mixed with a wax-like material which is firm at room temperature, but which melts at body temperature to allow the active ingredient to work locally only.
Dulcolax suppositories are specially shaped so that they are easy to insert gently into the rectum.
They are especially useful for providing gentle, effective constipation relief to individuals who have difficulty swallowing their medicine.
Your doctor may also advise you to use a suppository before certain medical procedures.
Adults and children over 10 years: one 10mg suppository to be inserted into rectum for immediate effect, or as directed by your doctor. For children under 10 years use Dulcolax 5mg Suppositories for children and consult a doctor before initial use.
If laxatives are needed more than 5 days in a row, or you have persistent abdominal pain, consult a doctor.