Predictable overnight relief in 6-12 hours

  • Clock iconIf taken at night, you should be able to go to the toilet within 6-12 hours, in the comfort of your own home.
  • Gastrointestinal tract iconHas a gastro-resistant coating to the product so it only works where needed.
  • Tablets iconSmall easy to swallow tablets, handy for travelling.
  • Gastrointestinal tract iconLarger packs of 40 tablets and 100 tablets available at the pharmacy counter as Dulcolax® Twelve Plus 5 mg Gastro-resistant Tablets

 

There has been a change in regulation affecting all stimulant laxatives, including our Dulcolax® range. Going forward, you will only be able to purchase bisacodyl tablets as self-selection in your local supermarket and pharmacy in a pack of maximum 20 tablets, any larger packs will be available behind the pharmacy counter only, under the supervision of the pharmacist. Similarly for the pico liquid products, only the 100ml will be available as self-selection, when the 300ml bottle will remain behind the counter in pharmacy. These measures have been put in place at national level to limit the risk of misuse of this type of laxatives by the population.

As a result, our names had to be amended to reflect these regulatory changes. For Dulcolax® this means that all the packs you will still be able to buy as self-selection will now be named Dulcolax® Adult, and you must be 18 years and over to purchase them. For the packs that will remain behind the pharmacy counter, you will be able to find them under the name Dulcolax® Twelve Plus and can be purchased with the pharmacists advice to people suffering occasional constipation aged from 12 years old.

Note that these changes do not affect the rest of our range and DulcoEase® and DulcoSoft® products remain fully available as self-selection.

See below a summary of our Dulcolax® range and where to find the product for your needs.

Product range Availability
Dulcolax® Adult 5 mg Gastro-resistant Tablets 10 tablets Self selection in supermarkets and pharmacies
Dulcolax® Adult 5 mg Gastro-resistant 20 tablets
Dulcolax® Adult Pico Liquid 5 mg / 5 ml oral solution 100ml bottle
Dulcolax® Twelve Plus 5mg Gastro-resistant Tablets 40 tablets Only behind pharmacy counter
Dulcolax® Twelve Plus 5mg Gastro-resistant Tablets 100 tablets
Dulcolax® Twelve Plus Pico Liquid 5 mg / 5 ml oral solution 300ml bottle
Dulcolax® Twelve Plus 10 mg Suppositories

Laxatives for constipation can generally be taken at any time, however Dulcolax® Adult 5 mg Gastro-resistant Tablets should not be taken with milk, antacids or proton pump inhibitors. They have a special ‘enteric coating’, which protects the tablet from the stomach’s acidic environment and ensures it’s released in the large intestine, where it’s needed most.

NO - there is no evidence to prove or support that taking laxatives can help aid in weight loss.

Active ingredient

bisacodyl

Type

Stimulant Laxative

Use

  • For the short-term relief of occasional constipation
  • It is recommended to use changes in diet and bulk forming medicines first

Warnings

  • Does not help with weight loss
  • Overuse can be harmful
  • Keep out of sight and reach from children
  • Do not store above 25oC
  • If laxatives are needed for more than 5 days in a row consult your doctor
  • Do not take if you have an intestinal obstruction and inflammatory gastrointestinal disorder, or severe dehydration, or if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breast-feeding

Directions

Dulcolax® Adult 5 mg Gastro-resistant Tablets

     Adults over 18 years

    Product available on store shelves, available in 20 pack counts or below.

     

    Take one or two tablets daily before bedtime, or as directed by your doctor. If you have not taken Dulcolax® before, take one tablet and increase to two if necessary. Swallow tablets whole with water.


Dulcolax® Twelve Plus 5 mg Gastro-resistant Tablets

     Adults and children over 12 years old

    Available to purchase at a pharmacy counter only in pack sizes above 20 tablets.

     

    Take one or two tablets daily before bedtime, or as directed by your doctor. If you have not taken Dulcolax® before, take one tablet and increase to two if necessary. Swallow tablets whole with water.