Dulcolax Tablet

Dulcolax Tablet Dosage/Direction for Use

bisacodyl

Manufacturer:

sanofi-aventis

Distributor:

Sanofi Pasteur
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Unless otherwise prescribed by the physician, the following dosages are recommended: See Table 1.

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It is recommended to start with the lowest dose. The dose may be adjusted up to the maximum recommended dose to produce regular stools. The maximum daily dose should not be exceeded. (See Table 2.)

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The maximum daily dose should not be exceeded.
Children aged 10 years or younger with chronic or persistent constipation should only be treated under the guidance of a physician.
It is recommended to take the enteric coated tablets at night to promote bowel movement the following morning.
They should be swallowed whole with an adequate amount of fluid.
The coated tablets should not be taken together with products reducing the acidity of the upper gastrointestinal tract, such as milk, antacids or proton pump inhibitors, in order not to prematurely dissolve the enteric coating.
Suppositories should be unwrapped and inserted into the rectum, pointed end first.
For preparation of diagnostic procedures, in pre- and post-operative treatment and in medical conditions which require defecation to be facilitated, Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) should be used under medical supervision.
Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) coated tablets should be combined with the suppositories in order to achieve complete evacuation of the intestine. (See Table 3.)

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