It is possible to determine Dulcolax dosage by reading the label or following the instructions of a physician, according to Drugs.com. Dulcolax comes in laxative and stool softener varieties, each having different active ingredients, as noted on Dulcolax.com.Continue Reading
Dulcolax laxatives contain the active ingredient bisacodyl, reports Dulcolax.com. Adults and children ages 12 and up should take 1 to 3 Dulcolax laxative tablets daily in a single dose. Children ages 6 to 11 should take 1 tablet of Dulcolax laxative daily. Children under age 6 should follow the instructions of a physician.
Dulcolax stool softener contains the active ingredient docusate sodium, as stated on Dulcolax.com. Adults and children 12 years of age and older should take 1 to 3 Dulcolax stool softener liquid gels daily in a single dose. Children ages 2 to 11 should just take 1 tablet daily. Children less than 2 years of age should follow a doctor's instructions.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women must ask a physician before using either Dulcolax product, states Dulcolax.com. Patients should take Dulcolax laxatives or stool softeners with a glass of water. The stool softener product usually produces a bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours. The laxative product usually produces a bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins