Dulcoflex Suppository for Children is used on a short-term basis to treat constipation. It also is used to empty the bowels before surgery and certain medical procedures. Dulcoflex Suppository conatins Bisacodyl that is in a class of medications called stimulant laxatives. It works by increasing activity of the intestines to cause a bowel movement.
How should this medicine be used?
Dulcoflex Suppository is usually used at the time that a bowel movement is desired. The suppositories usually cause a bowel movement within 15 to 60 minutes. Do not use bisacodyl more than once a day or for more than 1 week without talking to your doctor. Follow the directions on the package or on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use Dulcoflex Suppository exactly as directed. Frequent or continued use of bisacodyl may make you dependent on laxatives and cause your bowels to lose their normal activity. If you do not have a regular bowel movement after using bisacodyl, do not use this medication again and talk to your doctor.
Directions for Use:
Other uses for this medicine
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
What special precautions should I follow?
Before using Dulcoflex Suppository,
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
A regular diet and exercise program is important for regular bowel function. Eat a high-fiber diet and drink plenty of liquids (eight glasses) each day as recommended by your doctor.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
This medication is usually used as needed. If your doctor has told you to use Dulcoflex Suppository regularly, use the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Dulcoflex Suppository may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience this symptom, stop using bisacodyl and call your doctor immediately:
Dulcoflex Suppository may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
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