Compare Golytely vs. Dulcolax

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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.

3.8/ 5 average rating with 160 reviewsforDulcolax
Upsides
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  • 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.
Downsides
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  • 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.
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Used for
  • Barium enema
  • Preparation Colonoscopy - Preparation of bowel for procedure
  • Fecal impaction Operative procedure on large intestine
  • Colorectal - Preparation of bowel for procedure
Dosage forms
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Suppository
Price
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Reviews
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160 reviews so far
65%
saidit'sworth it
49%
saiditworked well
16%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Colyte (Polyethylene Glycol 3350 / Sodium Chloride / Potassium Chloride / Sodium Bicarbonate / Sodium Sulfate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Bowel blockage
    • Age 60 or older
    • Malignancy
    • Other condition that causes blockage or narrowing of bowel
    • Taking medications that cause constipation
  • Laxative dependence
    • Age 60 or greater
    • Taking medications that cause constipation
    • People who can't walk or move well (immobility)
  • Risk to fetus
    • Women of childbearing age
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