Dulcolax Laxative Suppositories For Children 5mg Pack of 5

Dulcolax Laxative Suppositories For Children 5mg Pack of 5

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Brand: Dulcolax
Code: 0079137
Weight: 100g (includes packaging)


Dulcolax Suppositories contain a medicine called bisacodyl. This belongs to a group of medicines called laxatives which are used for relief of constipation by stimulating the muscles of the bowel (large intestine), helping to return the body to its natural rhythm, usually working within 10 to 30 minutes

Dulcolax Suppositories are used in hospitals to clear the bowel before surgery, X-rays or other tests.

What is constipation?

Normal and regular bowel movement is important for most people. However, what is “normal and regular” varies from person to person. Some may have a bowel movement every day, others less often. Whatever it is like for you, it is best that your bowel movement has a regular pattern.

  • Constipation is an occasional problem for some people; for others, it may happen more often
  • It happens when the normal muscle actions in the bowel (large intestine) slow down. This can mean that the material is not easily eliminated from the body 

The cause of constipation is often not known. It can be associated with:

  • Sudden change of diet
  • A diet with not enough fibre
  • Loss of ‘tone’ of the bowel muscles in older people
  • Pregnancy
  • Medicines such as morphine or codeine
  • Having to stay in bed for a long time
  • Lack of exercise

Whatever the cause, constipation is uncomfortable. It may make you feel bloated and heavy, or generally “off colour”. Sometimes it causes headaches.

These healthy tips are recommended to try and prevent constipation happening:

  • Eat a balanced diet including fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Drink enough water so that you do not become dehydrated
  • Keep up your exercise and stay fit
  • Make time to empty your bowels when your body tells you

The suppositories should only be used in your back passage.

  • Take off the foil wrapping
  • Lie on one side and pull your knees up towards your chest. Keep one leg drawn up more than the other
  • Use your first finger (index finger) or middle finger to push in the suppository
  • Gently push the suppository as far as possible into your back passage, pointed end first
  • Once it is as far as it will go, push it side-ways to make sure it touches the wall of the bowel
  • Lower your legs to a comfortable position whilst the suppository is retained in place
  • Keep the suppository inside you for at least 30 minutes 

If you feel the suppository might come out straight away:

  • You may not have put it in high enough. Push it in as far as possible
  • Try to keep it in for 30 minutes, even if you feel like you urgently need to go to the toilet. 

For constipation

Children under 10 years

DULCOLAX 5 mg Suppositories for Children should only be used if recommended by a doctor.

The usual dose is put one 5 mg suppository into the back passage for immediate effect. Only use one suppository per day

For bowel clearance before surgery, X-rays or other tests

Children 4 -10 years

Give one tablet in the evening and one 5 mg suppository (DULCOLAX 5 mg Suppositories for Children) on the following morning

If you use more of this medicine than you should, talk to a doctor or go to a hospital straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have used.


Do not use Dulcolax Suppositories if:

  • You are allergic (hypersensitive) to bisacodyl or hard fat
  • You have severe dehydration
  • You have a bowel condition called “ileus” (blockage in the intestine)
  • You have a serious abdominal condition such as appendicitis
  • You have severe abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting
  • You have a blocked bowel (intestinal obstruction)
  • You have inflammation of the bowel (small or large intestine)
  • You have cracking of the skin around your back passage (anal fissures)
  • You have inflammation or ulcers around your back passage (ulcerative proctitis)

Please tell your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. This includes herbal medicines. This is because Dulcolax Suppositories can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the way Dulcolax Suppositories work.

In particular, tell your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • Water tablets (diuretics) such as bendrofluazide or furosemide (frusemide)
  • Steroid medicines such as prednisolone

Like all medicines, Dulcolax Suppositories can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may happen with this medicine:

Rare side effects (affect less than 1 in 1000 people)

  • Severe allergic reactions which may cause swelling of the face or throat and difficulty in breathing or dizziness. If you have a severe allergic reaction, stop taking this medicine and see a doctor straight away.
  • Colitis (inflammation of the large intestine which causes abdominal pain and diarrhoea)
  • Dehydration
  • Allergic reactions which may cause a skin rash
  • Fainting

Uncommon side effects (affect less than 1 in 100 people)

  • Blood in the stools
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Discomfort inside and around the back passage
  • Dizziness

Common side effects (affect less than 1 in 10 people)

  • Abdominal cramps or pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea



5 mg of the active ingredient bisacodyl.

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