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Dulcolax review summary

6.9/10 Average Rating

54 Ratings with 53 User Reviews

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Review by Haralambos (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

It worked for me, I had 5-6 days to go to the toilet, due to stress, depression and bad nutrition. I took 2 pills at 12:00 noon, and the effects started after 5-6 hours, it was ok, and went 4 times to the toilet, normally. No pains, just the normal frustration and a headache. No dizziness, no diarrhea. During these 5 hours, I also drank much water to help the situation. In the past 6 days I almost didn't have meals for the 3 days, (I was sad for being fired). I guess this is psychological. I read many panic comments by other people, saying about strong pain, cold sweats, diarrhea, dizziness, and feeling near to pass out. I had these effects with Laxatol laxative toffees when I was young, so I knew about them all.

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August 11, 2014 3:30 PM

Review by sammy2438:

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7.0

I have always had constipation and I was told to take Dulcolax if nothing else seemed to work. Normally, I only take one pill, but this time I took 2 because I hadn't gone in a week and needed the relief ASAP. BIG MISTAKE! I always get indigestion-type feelings, so those started up within about an hour. In a few hours, I passed a couple of soft bowel movements. I was praying that I could just go to sleep because my stomach was so uneasy. I thought I could wake up feeling better. It made me feel bad all over, nausea, cold sweats. Then I woke up at about 4:30 am with the urgency to go. During my bowel movements, I was having severe stomach cramps with diarrhea. In the future, I will only be taking one pill!

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August 11, 2014 6:34 AM

Review by AlluretheNight:

I had been constipated for about five days and took two pills before bed. I advise against that many. The cramps from the laxatives pulling the water from your stomach to your intestines is bad. It's not excruciating but it's not fun either and I did get a little nauseated. I woke up in the morning with diarrhea. I only had to go twice that whole day and they were in close time ranges with each other. I recommend just taking one to see how it affects you and then go from there. Either way you'll get relief.

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August 2, 2014 3:56 AM

Review by benicasal9:

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9.0

It usually works in between 3hours. I'll recommended.

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July 31, 2014 10:42 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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2.0

I have been constipated for four days and my GP recommended I try Dulcolax. I took it at noon and around 6.30pm I was in agony with my stomach churning. I vomited several times and was stuck with unproductive straining. I was having cold sweats and was very spaced out. When I could move to my medicine cabinet I took 10mg of Buscopan and some paracetamol which seems to have helped. I am not trying this again.

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July 25, 2014 4:47 PM

Review by kimbo123ishs:

To the person who said they were going to take half.....Don't! The coating on these pills mean they don't dissolve until they are where they are meant to get too! I learned this the hard way! The pain was worse than childbirth! And I am a regular taker of Dulcolax ! I know what the normal painful cramps are like. This didn't even compare!

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July 24, 2014 4:44 PM

Review by 1234456778:

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9.0

Took 3 pill an hour ago. Rev condensed dose is 1-3. I have not left the bathroom. It say gentle overnight relief on the box. Should say painful relief in 20 minutes. I am regretting taking the 3. I have a feeling I will be up all night. Works amazing. But please be careful with how many you take. The stomCh cramps only happen before you need to go and during but are over after. Completely detox and cleans you system worth it!

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July 14, 2014 3:24 AM

Review by aaspyn (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

I had been constipated for a couple of days and had a package of Dulcolax in my medicine cabinet. I took one at about 3pm and instantly started feeling nauseous. For the next couple hours I had horrible cramps that felt like someone was stabbing me. After about 6 hours I finally went but it was diarrhea. All night that night I was up having diarrhea. For the next couple days I felt horrible and couldn't eat any food without feeling sick. Long story short, Dulcolax works to relieve constipation but the pain is excruciating.

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July 13, 2014 7:04 AM

Review by Anonymous:

Took the medicine at 11:30PM. Decided 2 would be too little since I wanted the full effect, took 3 total followed by water. Woke up at 4:30 in the morning to cold sweats and threw up twice. After cramping in lower stomach, I went and used the bathroom on and off for 1.5 hours. Next time I am only sticking with 1.

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July 9, 2014 5:41 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Having chronic constipation my whole life leads me to taking 2 Dulcolax every couple months just to clean out my system. I LOVE this product. To me the time of day that I take the medicine doesn't matter, just make sure you give yourself at least 20hrs of easy toilet access. I know the packaging says 12hrs maximum, but there's always lingering urges to go. Regarding the cramps, I don't find them bad in comparison to how amazing you feel afterwards. I do get semi nauseous, but I have never actually thrown up while on Dulcolax. My only complaints would have to be the amount of time it takes for the medicine to leave your system, and the side effects. However, it is completely worth it in the end!

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July 9, 2014 4:26 AM

Review by EnerI:

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9.0

I realized it's been about 6 days since my last bowel motion. I took this around 1:00 pm today so I wouldn't have to lose any sleep or deal with it tomorrow at work. I took it with a swig of water and about 45 minutes later started reading these reviews. Immediately, I started drinking water and got about 40 ounces down within an hour or so. I started getting very gassy with very mild cramps around 4:00. Between 5 and 6pm I passed some soft stool a few times, but knew it wasn't the end based on how long I had went without a bowel motion. I had a bowl of cereal around 8:00 and by 8:30 I was passing pretty frequently. I only had extremely mild cramps and a couple hot flashes. Be sure to drink your water.

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July 6, 2014 10:01 PM

Review by Skye1164:

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10

I get constipation quite often as I am unable to do much exercise due to hip pain. I've taken Dulcolax about 4 times in my lifetime and they have always worked, I would never advise taking 2 pills though, you get a big response, only take 2 if you're incredibly constipated (1 weeks of constipation), yes you will get side effects but they're bearable.

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July 4, 2014 10:27 AM

Review by Antibiotic (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

I've been on antibiotics for almost a month which has left me extremely constipated. I took one Dulcolax pill last night at 6:30pm. This morning at 7:30 I had very mild cramps but lots and lots of diarrhea. I'm glad it works but wish the estimated timeframe had been more accurate.

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July 3, 2014 8:14 AM

Review by It works! But yikes.:

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5.0

12 hours after I took it, I had intermittent cramping, then urge to go. Didn't go, but did vomit twice. Cramping intensified and I was reminded of giving birth. It really hurt. Fist poop was average, followed by loads of diarrhea. Make sure you can be home all the next day if you're taking it at night. You need to rush to the toilet. If I ever have to do this again, I think I'll try a suppository. But it worked!

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June 27, 2014 12:16 PM

Review by Virgo25:

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9.0

I took two Dulcolax around 5pm with some yogurt & a lot of water. Never having used laxatives or stool softeners before, I decided to read a few online reviews...bad idea. People's reviews had me thinking I was going to end up in the ER! And, apparently taking Dulcolax with antacids or yogurt is a big "no-no". I waited. About 4 hours later I had some mild cramping (not even close to as painful as I find my period cramps to be) which lasted about 30 minutes. Shortly after I went to sleep. I awoke 4 in the morning needing to GO. Such a huge relief! My tummy feels much better. In hindsight, I'd only take one, avoid the dairy, & take it right before bed. Overall the product did what it's intended to do with mild side effects.

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June 26, 2014 4:53 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

I have been constipated for about a week or so now. I took 2 pills around 9:00 p.m. for the first time last night. I woke up around 2:00 a.m. with excruciating abdominal pains. I thought I was going to have to go to the emergency room. I've been relieved of my constipation, but have had loose/watery diarrhea about 6 or 7 times. My stomach is still uneasy, and I am still experiencing watery/loose diarrhea at 1:45 p.m. It has done it's job, but next time I will be taking just one.

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June 23, 2014 2:47 PM

Review by Ell6678:

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10

After reading a large number of shocking reviews from people talking Dulcolax, I went to sleep extremely nervous after taking 1 pill at 11pm. I drunk a 500ml bottle of water immediately after taking the tablet. I did not wake once in the night, and finally woke at around half 7am where I experienced some mild cramping. This was expected after reading reviews however in my head I was preparing for the worst to come, but it never did. 15 minutes of cramping passed, I made my way to the bathroom where a normal bowel motion occurred, and now I feel much better with no lasting side effects. Overall, a good product however I strongly recommend drinking water after taking Dulcolax.

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June 9, 2014 4:40 AM

Review by Teets (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I hadn't gone to the bathroom in 4 days and so I decided to take 3 pills at 7 PM. Nothing happened until the next day at around 11 AM and I was experiencing cramping pains, clamminess, cold shivers, a little bit of nausea, and I was farting A LOT. About 30 minutes of this, I had to run to the toilet because I had to go so bad. Lets just say I was relieved of my constipation by a great deal. Sure, there were some side effects but it was worth it. I feel great now!

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May 24, 2014 4:01 PM

Review by Mama18:

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10

Effective yes, but not worth the pain. Cramps are awful, they are so extreme I become nauseous.

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May 23, 2014 3:17 AM

Review by Serene Celine (taken for less than 1 month):

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5.0

I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Constipation and am no stranger to laxatives. Dulcolax is the most powerful one I have ever tried. In fact, for me, it's TOO powerful. It wrings me out for days and causes everything to go through me so quickly that I end up feeling weak from lack of sustenance. I end up being basically chained to the bathroom until it has completely worn off. The package directions say you can take 1, 2, or 3 pills at a time generally at bedtime... do yourself a favor and try 1 pill first. And definitely do not, I repeat, DO NOT take Dulcolax and a sleeping pill at the same time.

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May 18, 2014 7:07 PM

Review by MissSmexy (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

I have been constipated for about a week and tried eating everything possible that will help me go even Mexican food and still nothing. I tried Miralax and couldn't go so I tried chocolate laxatives and nothing and tried Dulcolax suppositories. I'm so beyond nauseated which is better than having cramps but I still feel constipated even though I went a little. At least the Dulcolax helped me go within minutes and I'm glad I was on the toilet when it happened.

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May 11, 2014 10:41 PM

Review by Katiie:

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8.0

I took 2 Dulcolax at around 4pm yesterday and around 4am I started to get really bad abdominal pain in which I couldn't fall back asleep. I went to the toilet at around 6am and just stayed there for 20 minutes, after that I the pain went away and I felt better again. Overall the pill is effective but takes time.

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May 11, 2014 1:54 AM

Review by lil jules (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

I took one Dulcolax due to constipation one hour before bedtime woke and felt fine. Went to get out of bed and had such intense abdominal cramps I collapsed on the floor with the pain, had to go to a emergency appointment at my doctors curled up in the back of the car. Doctor told me my stomach had gone into spasm and just incase wanted me admitted to hospital for observation. As I hate hospitals he allowed me to go home and prescribed strong painkillers and rung me later in the day to see how I was. It took over 12 hours with the painkillers for the pain to go away.

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April 6, 2014 3:26 PM

Review by Shigura:

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9.0

I had the worst constipation the other day so I took 2 tablets around 6, and the next morning I woke up at 6 due to the pain. I had to go to the bathroom right away, twice in a row, and that was the most painful thing ever, I was starting to feel weak. Now I feel good, but the side effects is what scares me to take them again.

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April 3, 2014 10:48 AM

Review by Oakerz:

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7.0

Before my period every month, I get awful constipation for about a week before. I usually just wait is out because it eventually just goes away. But this time, I tried something new. I took 2 Ducolax last night around 9 and woke up at 9:30 with severe nausea and cramping. Let's just say, after hours upon hours today of the worst stomach cramps possible, crying, sweating, and throwing up, I'm exhausted. It kept it's word, it relieved all my constipation and I feel great now, I just wish all the side effects that came with taking it weren't so bad.

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