Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository For Children - 5'S
Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children belongs to the group of medications called 'stimulant laxatives' used to treat constipation. Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository for Children helps by increasing intestinal movements, thereby facilitating stool passage. It is also used to clean out the intestines before a bowel surgery or examination.
Take the tablet form of Dulcoflex Suppository once a day just before bedtime with food or an empty stomach. Do not have milk, antacids or medicines to reduce stomach acid (like pantoprazole) at the same time you are taking Dulcoflex Suppository. Try to leave a gap of 1 hour between taking any of these medicines and foods when taking your Dulcoflex Suppository. The Suppository form of Dulcoflex should be gently pushed into your anus (back passage). In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects such as diarrhoea, nausea and abdominal pain. However, consult a doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.
- It functions by stimulating the bowel muscles to help the stool come out.
- It converts dry and hard stools to soft stools, making it easy for stools to come out.
- It prevents trauma to the rectum due to hard stools and prevents conditions like anal fissures and ulcers.
- It is also helpful in haemorrhoids to reduce blood loss.
Each suppository of Dulcoflex contains - Bisacodyl 5mg.
- It is used to treat constipation.
- It is used to clear the bowel before major surgeries, X-rays and other investigations.
- It prevents rectal trauma due to hard stools by softening them.
- It can be given to children if oral medication is not possible.
How to Use
- Always use this medication exactly as your physician has told you.
- Take off the foil wrapping.
- Lie in a foetal position (knees pulled up towards chest).
- Use your index finger to push in the suppository.
- Push it as far as possible in the rectum, pointed end first.
- Once sufficiently inside, push it sideways so that it touches the bowel wall.
- Lower the legs.
- Keep suppository inside for at least 30 minutes even if the feeling of defecation comes.
- Do not take this medication without a doctor’s prescription.
- Keep it out of the reach of children.
- Store it in a cool and dry place.
- Consult a doctor if you’re taking medication such as Diuretics, Steroids, other Laxatives, etc.
Like all medicines, Dulcoflex 5mg Suppository also has some side effects. These are-
- Blood in the stools.
- Abdominal discomfort.
- Discomfort in the rectal area.
Q1. Is it necessary to treat constipation by suppository?
Ans: No, suppositories are used when oral medications cannot be used or are not working.
Q2. What are the complications of chronic constipation?
Ans: Chronic constipation can lead to haemorrhoids, anal fissures, faecal impaction, rectal prolapse, etc.
Q3. Is it possible to be allergic to Bisacodyl?
Ans: Cases have been reported of Bisacodyl allergic reactions in rare conditions. Consult your doctor if you have a predisposition to allergy.