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Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5's

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Composition:

Bisacodyl(10.0 Mg)

Therapeutic classification:

Laxative
therapy

Medical Description

Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S composition includes a stimulant laxative used for treating short term constipation by inserting into the rectum.

Uses of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S

  • Constipation, difficulty in passing stool
  • irregularity in emptying faeces
  • constipation associated with neurological (nerve) problems
  • cleansing of the bowel prior to any medical examination or surgery

Contraindications of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S

  • Allergy to Bisacodyl
  • obstruction in the intestine
  • severe dehydration
  • inflammation of the appendix
  • swelling in both intestines
  • pain in the stomach with nausea and vomiting

Side effects of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S

Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S side effects include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, blood in the stool, dehydration, allergic reaction like rashes, loose motions and burning sensation in the rectum.
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Precautions and Warnings of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S during pregnancy?
A:
Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S is not recommended in the first trimester of your pregnancy. Ask your doctor before taking Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S. Using for a longer period is not recommended.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S while breastfeeding?
A:
You can take Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S while breastfeeding, after consulting with your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S?
A:
Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S does not have any effect your driving ability, but do not drive if you are feeling sleepy.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S?
A:
Yes, you can consume alcohol while using this drug.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Inform your doctor about any ongoing medications or plans to get pregnant. Lactating mothers should use with caution. Other warnings include allergic reaction to bisacodyl, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, severe constipation, dehydration, intestinal disorders, tears near your back passage (anus), a sudden change in daily bowel routine after 2 weeks or more of use.
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Mode of Action of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S

How Does It Work?

Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S increases the contractions of the large intestine by triggering the nerves of the digestive tract. This helps in the easy passage of the stool from the body.

Directions for Use of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S

  • Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S is only for rectal use.
  • Read the instructions given on the pack carefully.
  • Remove the plastic wrap around the suppository and insert the pointed end into the rectum in a lying position.
  • Lie down in bed for about 15 minutes after inserting the suppository.
  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after use of the suppository.

Interactions of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Cardiac glycosides used to treat heart conditions
  • diuretics (like furosemide), which increase urine output
  • corticosteroids

Interactions with food items

No interaction with the suppository

Other general Interactions

No interaction with the suppository

Storage and disposal of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S

Keep Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S in a dry and cool place, away from sunlight and the reach of young children. Do not use if the wrap around Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S is torn. Discard any expired or unused part of the suppository at the earliest.
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Dosage of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S

Overdose

Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S overdose can cause stomach pain, diarrhoea, fluid and electrolyte loss, reduced urination and weakness of muscles.

Missed a Dose

Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S is usually taken once day or as and when required. Missing a dose is very unlikely.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the composition of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S?

A: Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S composition includes bisacodyl (10 mg).

Q: How long does it take for Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S to produce an effect?

A: The effect of this drug is seen within 15-60 minutes.

Q: How many doses of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S I can take in a day and for how long?

A: You can take a maximum of one dose of Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S in a day for about 5 days.

Q: What are the available dosage forms of this drug?

A: Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S dosage is available as tablets, rectal enema and rectal suppository.

Q: Are there any restrictions with regard to the diet?

A: There are no restrictions on food intake.

Q: What to do if the suppository becomes soft?

A: Keep Dulcoflex Adult 10mg Suppository 5'S under cool running water or in the refrigerator for some time.
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2019 | 09:56 PM (IST)

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