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Dulcolax by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dosage form: gel
Ingredients: docusate sodium 100mg
Labeler: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NDC Code: 0597-0016

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Dulcolax® Stool Softener

Drug Facts
Active ingredient (in each liquid gel)Purpose
Docusate sodium 100 mg .................................... Stool softener laxative


  • for temporary relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
  • this product generally produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours


Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • stomach pain, nausea or vomiting
  • a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are presently taking mineral oil

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • you have rectal bleeding or no bowel movement after using this product. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • you need to use a laxative for more than 1 week

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


take with a glass of water

adults and children 12 years and over1 to 3 liquid gels daily. This dose may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses.
children 2 to under 12 years of age1 liquid gel daily
children under 2 years of ageask a doctor

Other information
  • store at 15–30°C (59-86°F°)
  • protect from excessive humidity

Inactive ingredients

FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, gelatin, glycerin, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitol special, titanium dioxide

docusate sodium gel
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:0597-0016
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
docusate sodium (docusate) docusate sodium100 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
FD&C red no. 40 
FD&C yellow no. 6 
polyethylene glycol 
propylene glycol 
titanium dioxide 
Product Characteristics
FlavorImprint CodeDulcolax
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:0597-0016-01100 GEL (CAPSULE) in 1 BOTTLE
2NDC:0597-0016-18180 GEL (CAPSULE) in 1 BOTTLE
3NDC:0597-0016-2625 GEL (CAPSULE) in 1 BOTTLE
4NDC:0597-0016-5050 GEL (CAPSULE) in 1 BOTTLE
5NDC:0597-0016-5530 GEL (CAPSULE) in 1 BOTTLE
6NDC:0597-0016-5610 GEL (CAPSULE) in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph not finalpart33410/01/2002
Labeler - Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (603175944)
Banner Pharmacaps Inc002193829MANUFACTURE

Revised: 11/2010
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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