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Dulcoflex 5mg Strip Of 40 Tablets

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Medical Description

Dulcoflex tablet contains bisacodyl as its active ingredient. It is helpful in improving bowel function and provides relief from constipation. It acts as a stool softener by drawing water into the int...
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ContainsBisacodyl(5.0 Mg)
UsesConstipation
Side effectsAbdominal pain, diarrhoea, dehydration, dizziness, skin rashes
ClassificationLAXATIVE
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Uses of Dulcoflex 5 MG

  • Dulcoflex tablet is used as a laxative to provide relief from constipation.
  • It is also used to empty the bowel before surgery and certain medical procedures.

Contraindications of Dulcoflex 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to Bisacodyl or any other ingredients of the Dulcoflex tablet.
  • If you have an infection in the appendix (appendicitis) or any inflammatory conditions of the bowel.
  • If you often experience vomiting and nausea due to intestine-related disorders.
  • If you have severe dehydration or salt imbalance in your body due to water loss.

Side effects of Dulcoflex 5 MG

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach discomforts

Precautions and Warnings of Dulcoflex 5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Dulcoflex tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information related to the safety of this medicine in pregnant women. Dulcoflex tablets should not be taken during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. It is important to consult the doctor before using any medicines during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Dulcoflex tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Dulcoflex can be used by a breastfeeding woman if it is prescribed by a doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Dulcoflex tablet?
A:
Dulcoflex may cause dizziness and you may feel like passing out or fainting. Avoid driving if you experience any of the symptoms.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Dulcoflex tablet?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Dulcoflex. However, alcohol can cause dehydration and worsen the symptoms of constipation. Hence, avoid consuming alcohol if you experience constipation.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience constipation even after prolonged use of this medicine.
  • You may experience fluid imbalance and a reduced level of potassium after taking this medicine.
  • You experience dehydration, thirst and reduced urination after taking this tablet.
  • You experience blood in the stools, dizziness and fainting.
  • Dulcoflex should not be used for a prolonged duration without a known cause of constipation.

Mode of Action of Dulcoflex 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Dulcoflex tablet contains Bisacodyl. Bisacodyl works on the large intestine. It stimulates the nerves present in the large intestine to generate contractions and promotes the accumulation of electroly...
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Directions for Use of Dulcoflex 5 MG

  • Take this medicine as directed by the doctor.
  • Swallow this medicine as a whole with an adequate amount of liquid.
  • Avoid taking milk or antacids along with this medicine.

Interactions of Dulcoflex 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • The concomitant use of the Dulcoflex tablet with antacids and milk products may result in indigestion (Dyspepsia) and irritation in the stomach.
  • Using water pills like Hydrochlorothiazide or steroidal medicines like Cortisone may increase the risk of an electrolyte imbalance if excessive doses of the Dulcoflex tablet are taken.
  • The electrolyte imbalance caused due to concomitant use of water pills and Dulcoflex may increase the activity of medicines used to treat heart disorders like Digoxin.
  • Concomitant use of other medicines for constipation like Isabgol with Dulcoflex tablets may increase the side effects of Dulcoflex.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions because sometimes the Dulcoflex tablet may affect the way oth...
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Storage and disposal of Dulcoflex 5 MG

  • Store it below 25°C in its original container.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Dulcoflex 5 MG

Overdose

An overdose of the Dulcoflex tablet may result in diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance. In case you have taken too much of this medicine, reach out to the nearest hosp...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of the Dulcoflex tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I give the Dulcoflex tablet to my child?

A: It is not recommended to give this medicine to children. A normal adult dose can result in an overdose in the child. Hence, paediatrician advice is a must before giving any medicine to your child.

Q: Can the Dulcoflex tablet be used daily?

A: Dulcoflex tablet should be used as per the directions and duration given by the doctor. It should not be used on a daily basis for a prolonged time without investigation of the cause of constipation. Prolonged use can make the intestine dependent on it.

Q: Will Dulcoflex tablet help me lose weight?

A: No, the Dulcoflex does not aid in losing weight. Consuming this medicine for any other purpose other than the laxative effect can result in severe side effects. Bisacodyl is ineffective in altering the digestion or absorption of calories or essential nutrients in the small intestine. Thus, it has no use in weight loss.

Q: Can I use the Dulcoflex tablets for piles?

A: No, the Dulcoflex tablet is not used for piles. They are used for treating short-term constipation. It is important to consult a doctor regarding medication to be used for piles.

Q: Will Dulcoflex help me to get rid of gas?

A: No, the Dulcoflex tablet is not used for reducing gas formation. It shows the laxative effect and treats constipation.

Q: Can I take the Dulcoflex with milk?

A: No, the Dulcoflex should not be taken with milk. This medicine when used with milk can interfere with the special coating of Dulcoflex tablets and result in unwanted side effects.
Product Details
Brand
DULCOFLEX
Expires on or After
22/08/2022
Last Updated on: 28 Aug 2021 | 09:47 AM (IST)
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