Treats constipation. Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) works fast and the suppositories work even faster to relieve your constipation, as long as you're okay with it "cramping" your style a bit. Relieves constipation. Senokot (senna) is gentle and effective, but it may be weaker than other laxatives. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.
Best available price for 60 (100mg) capsules of dulcolax
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Side effects Dulcolax Senna
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More about Senna side effects » How it works Dulcolax Senna Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) is a stimulant laxative that you can take by mouth or in a suppository. It causes waves of contractions (peristalsis) in your intestine muscles to push stool through. It also makes stool more watery. Senokot (senna) is a laxative. It causes contractions in your intestine muscles to push stool through. It also makes stool more watery. Type of medication Dulcolax Senna Over-the-counter Over-the-counter Available as Dulcolax Senna Used for Dulcolax Senna Risk factors for serious side effects Dulcolax Senna › Age 60 or older › Malignancy › Other condition that causes blockage or narrowing of bowel › Taking medications that cause constipation › Age 60 or greater Detailed Dulcolax (bisacodyl) risks & warnings » › Age 60 or older › Cancer › Other condition that causes blockage or narrowing of bowel › Taking medications that cause constipation Detailed Senokot (senna) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Food Dulcolax Senna › Talk to you doctor about eating certain foods and getting more exercise to help prevent your constipation. No food related info.
Pain Dulcolax Senna › Don't take if you have stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or had sudden changes in your stool for more than 2 weeks. No pain related info. Upsides and benefits Dulcolax Senna › Most people said it was worth taking and it wasn't too much of a hassle. › Tablets give overnight relief of your constipation. › Dulcolax can also be used to treat constipation caused by spinal cord injury. › Suppositories give you quick relief without having to drink a large amount of liquid medicine. › Senokot (senna) is generally well-tolerated. › Can be used if you have hemorrhoids. › Can be used in children as young as 2 years old. Downsides and risks Dulcolax Senna › Dulcolax can cause cramping, stomach upset, feeling faint, and the feeling that you "have to go right now". › You have to be comfortable with putting the medicine in your rectum. › Suppositories can cause slight rectal burning. › Can cause salt imbalances in the blood, especially if you are dehydrated or if you are on water pills. › Takes longer to work compared to other medicines for constipation. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Dulcolax Senna › Swallow tablets whole (don't chew or crush) at bedtime, but not for more than one week. › Tablet works in 6 to 12 hours. Suppository works in 15 minutes to an hour, so make sure you're near a bathroom. › Don't take tablets within 1 hour of taking antacids, milk or dairy products. › Be sure to remove the wrapper from the suppository before inserting it into your rectum. › Ask your doctor about giving Dulcolax to anyone younger than 6 years. › Don't take if you have stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or had sudden changes in your stool for more than 2 weeks. › Check with your baby doctor before using or if you're breast-feeding. › Talk to you doctor about eating certain foods and getting more exercise to help prevent your constipation. › It's best to take Senokot (senna) at bedtime. You can expect to have a bowel movement the following morning. › You may need a combination of different constipation medicines if Senokot (senna) alone does not help. › Eating more fruits and vegetables with lots of fiber can help constipation. › Remaining active and staying hydrated are good ways to prevent constipation. › Certain medications can increase your risk of constipation. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about changing your medicines to lower your risk. Learn more More about Dulcolax Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Senna Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert