Compare Dulcolax vs. senna
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Senokot (senna) is gentle and effective for occasional constipation, but it can't be used as a long-term treatment.
- 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 tolerated well and has few side effects.
- Approved for children as young as 2 years old.
- 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.
- Using Senokot (senna) often or for a long period of time can increase the risk of dehydration, especially if you are older or also taking diuretics.
- Might take a few days to work which is slower than some of its alternatives.
- Can only be used as a short-term treatment.
- Chewable tablet
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- Bowel blockage
Age 60 or older
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Age 60 or greater
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- Risk to fetus
Women of childbearing age