Predictable overnight relief in 6-12 hours

  • Clock iconIf you take it at night, you should be able to go to the toilet in the morning, in the comfort of your own home.
  • Sugar free iconIs sugar free and comes in a fruit flavour liquid solution.
  • Bottle iconDulcolax® Twelve Plus Pico Liquid 5 mg / 5 ml oral solution contains sodium picosulfate is also available in a 300ml bottle only at the pharmacy counter as Dulcolax® Twelve Plus 5 mg / 5 ml oral solution.

 

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 your product.

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

They both work in different ways. Dulcolax® works by stimulating the bowel muscles to promote a bowel movement whereas DulcoSoft® works by using water naturally present in the colon to soften the stools to make passing stools more comfortable.

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

Active ingredient

sodium picosulfate

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

Directions

Dulcolax® Adult Pico Liquid 5 mg / 5 ml oral solution

     Adults over 18 years

    Product available in 100ml format can be found on store shelves

     

    One or two 5 ml spoonful’s at night


Dulcolax® Twelve Plus Pico Liquid 5 mg / 5 ml oral solution

     Adults and children over 12 years

    Product available in 300ml format, purchased at a Pharmacy counter only

     

    One or two 5 ml spoonful’s at night