she has always been constipated she also has a mild mental disabilaty nothing helps her constipation for long.
Should I give dulcolax to my 7 yr old daughter for constipation?
Question posted by beautiful1987 on 3 March 2011
Last updated on 15 June 2018 by Mya13
So I gave this to my 13 year old niece and she had sever pain from it. She drunk lots of water but she still suffered lots of cramps and diarrhea for a couple days to come. So my opinion I feel that you shouldn’t and you should use laxatives such as gentle push or the kids version of laxatives. Even if they say she can use it, it will leave her in pain for many days.
first of all you need to have a talk with your doctor and be sure he feels this is something that is safe for her to use, on the box directions here is what is said Adults and children 12 years and over take 1-3 tablets (usually 2 tablets daily)
Children 6 to under 12 years take 1 tablet daily
children under 6 years- ask a doctor
so according to this it would be 1 tablet daily but just to be sure ask the doctor, also ask him how long this medication can be given.
you might ask him about Senokot-S chilren 6 to uner 12 years of age can take up 2 tablets daily, this is a softener and I use this and it works well, but since she has special needs then you need to discuss this with your doctor
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It would probably be safe for her but I would contact her doctor first. Have you tried Lactulose or Miralax at all? I would try the Miralax first it used to help my neice alot and has no taste. Good luck, marjorie zych
You can give Dulcolax to your 7 year old only if it has been recommended by her doctor. Have you used anything else?
- Dulcolax uses and safety info
- Dulcolax information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Dulcolax (detailed)
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