Dulcoflex - 5 mg
Dulcoflex 5 mg (Bisacodyl)
Dulcoflex 5mg therapeutic active constituent is Bisacodyl, which is a stimulant laxative. It is used to treat constipation. Constipation can be caused by a deprived diet, not drinking enough water and not going to the toilet as soon as you feel you need to. It may also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination/surgery. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, helping the stool to come out. Dulcoflex works great in the case of constipation.
What is Dulcoflex used for?
It is used to reduce irregular constipation. Constipation can be caused by a not drinking enough water, poor diet. Dulcoflex is sometimes also used to clear the bowel before a medical examination, for the preparation of certain medical tests, and in other situations where a bowel movement is required. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your health care specialist.
How does Dulcoflex works?
The dulcoflex therapeutic active ingredient is bisacodyl. Bisacodyl works by encouraging the muscles in your bowel to move stools all the way through your body. This helps you to go to the toilet at normal times. Tablets usually have an effect within 6-11 hours, and suppositories usually within 20-60 minutes after consuming. Tell your health care specialist if your condition persists or worsens, or if bleeding from the rectum occurs. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
What does Dulcoflex contain?
Dulcoflex -5mg contains bisacodyl as an active therapeutic ingredient. This helps in patients who are suffering from constipation.
What are the side effects of Dulcoflex?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects though not every patient experiences them. These usually improve as you adjust to the new medicine, but speak with health care specialist if any of the following side-effects prolonged or become troublesome.
Stomach/abdominal pain or cramping, weakness, diarrhea, or nausea may occur. If any of these effects continue or worsen, tell your health care specialist immediately.
If your health care specialist has directed you to use this medication, keep in mind that he or she has judged that the benefit of this medicine to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using dulcoflex don’t show side-effects conditions.
Tell your health care specialist right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:
- persistent nausea
- muscle cramps/weakness
- irregular heartbeat
- decreased urination
- Mental/mood changes (like confusion).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is so rare. However, seek instant medical attention if you notice any sign and symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:
- trouble breathing
- rash, itching
- swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
- severe dizziness
What medicates interact with Dulcoflex?
The effects of some drugs can change if you take other drugs (prescription/ non –prescription drugs) or herbal products at the same time. This can increase your risk for serious side-effects or may cause your medications not to work correctly. These drug interactions are possible but don’t always occur. Your health care specialist can often prevent or manage interactions by changing how you use your medications or by close monitoring.
To help your health care specialist give you the best care, be sure to tell your health care specialist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, homeopathic medicines and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, change, or stop the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your health care specialist approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include medications that decrease stomach acid (such as H2 blockers like nizatidine, ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole).
This document doesn’t hold all possible interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use. Share this list with your health care specialist to lessen your risk for serious medication problems.
When should Dulcoflex not be used?
To make sure this is the right treatment for you, ask for advice from a health care specialist before you start using Dulcoflex if any of the followings apply to you:
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine
- If you have recently had any bowel or abdominal surgery.
- If you are pregnant, want to get pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of your health care specialist.
- If it is for a child under 15 years of age. This is because dulcolax should only be given to children on the advice of a healthcare professional.
- If you have severe pain in your stomach and consider yourself sick.
- If you are dehydrated or take diuretics ('water tablets').
- If you are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are offered to buy without a prescription, such as herbal, proteins and complementary medicines.
How should Dulcoflex be used?
- Before you start this treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside your pack. The leaflet will give you more information about Bisacodyl and a complete list of side-effects which you may experience from consuming it
- Take one or two 5 mg tablets with a drink of water (don’t take with milk). These tablets take about 10-12 hours to work; therefore, they are best taken at bedtime. Do not chew or break the tablets while consuming
- Dulcoflex should only be used for a short time. This is because your bowel can start to rely on this type of laxative to make it effort rather than working on its own. If you are still constipated after taking this medication for five days, you should speak with your health care specialist for your better health and treatment
Missed dose of Dulcoflex
If in any case, you miss a dose of Dulcoflex tablet, then take it as quickly as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be so harmful to your body.
How to store dulcoflex – 5mg?
- Keep all the medicines out of reach and sight of children’s
- Store in cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat
- Do not freeze it