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Dulcolax Rating Summary

5.6/10 Average Rating

477 Ratings with 507 User Reviews

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"I have been experiencing constipation for many years. My doctor reccomended Miralax and Ducalax recently. Not reading all of the reviews and hazards I just bought the medicine. I only took 1 tablet for 1 day. More than 2 hours later I was feeling some horrible, horrible cramps and pain in the stomach. Took many trips to the bathroom and the pain wasn’t going away. Worst cramps I’ve ever felt. I don’t recommend this. Please try to stay away"

   
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T K D December 9, 2017

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"Do NOT take this PLEASE :( I'm going to be totally honest and say I was only mildly constipated, and took 2 tabs, 1-3 being suggested dose. Have taken other laxatives before no problems at all. Oh my GOD. I took it around 9pm, with food, plenty of liquids, & went to bed. Was awake at midnight, 3, 4, 6AM in absolute agony, cramps like I've never felt, severe nausea. Also made me vomit, probably from the cramping / spasms. Yes it had the "desired effect" but no WAY was it worth that level of agony over the 12 hours. Please just see a doc and get something better."

   
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Yikes_omg (taken for less than 1 month) December 5, 2017

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"I will never take this again! I took 2 of the Dulcolax Pink intended for women and sensitive stomachs at 8pm. By 4am I had diarrhea and SEVERE cramping, I felt like I was being kicked in the stomach repeatedly. My S/O was about to take me to the hospital but I convinced him to try and let me deep breathe through it. It's now 8am and I'm still in crazy amounts of pain. Sitting on the pot as I write this review, would not recommend."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 5, 2017

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"I experienced constipation and bought this because it said it was so gentle said take one two three. I mistakenly took three thinking that I had a serious situation was going to be gentle. Within 1 hour and 50 minutes I had severe cramps sweating and massive diarrhea that was at 6 last night it started it is 11:40 a.m. the next day and I am still experiencing cramping sweating and complete liquid diarrhea. Needless to say I will not be using this product again however to anyone please only take one maybe two max. I could never take three and make sure you have nowhere to go for like 24 hours"

   
5.0

Regretful December 1, 2017

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"I have used dulcolax in many ways. I’ve has an anal fissure for around 3 weeks now, and taking a single dulcolax before bed (~10pm) causes my BM’s to be soft enough to pass the next morning without pain. I also get mild to severe constipation on occasion, and after not having a BM for 4 days, I knew something was wrong. I took 3 dulcolax at 9pm and woke up at 4:30am to pass a not at all painful, but fairly liquidy stool with minimal nausea and cramping. As long as you stay hydrated then this medication works as you need it to."

Releived (taken for less than 1 month) December 1, 2017

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"I can't go on my own, was on 580mg of linzess. Linzess didn't work for me, I started using dulcolax and linzess started to having bowel movement! No diarrhea! So then Doctor took me off of Linzess, I take 1 dulcolax in morning 2 in afternoon been doing this for about six months! It not perfect but I'm better!"

Help8899 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 30, 2017

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"Seriously, I have been in agony for the majority of today after taking 2 pills at 9 pm last night. The dosage reads "1 to 3" pills so I took 2 thinking that I don't want to take too much or too little. This morning, I had 2 soft but reasonably normal bowel movements. Shortly thereafter, throughout the entire day, I had diarrhea seven times! Every time I have a few nibbles of saltines or bread, I have to run to the toilet again! So I will continue to drink ginger ale and herbal tea till I can go to bed without pooping again. Needless to say, I do NOT recommend this product!"

   
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simkitkat66 (taken for less than 1 month) November 29, 2017

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"Took two tablets and I swear it’s the worst cramps I’ve ever experienced. It works quick within 3-4 hours but the pain is just uncomforting. Be prepared to spend your time in the restroom."

   
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Aria24 November 28, 2017

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"Been using this laxative on and of for a year now. Normally gives me severe stomach cramps and sweats but I think I never drank enough water those times. I always manage through the night and go in the morning. However this time I drank a litre of water when taking the tablets absolutely no pain cramps or sweats what so ever this time but I have been stuck to the toilet all night. This time tho my constipation had been more severe than the other times so I took 2 tablet. Hopefully get some sleep soon! I do recommend Dulcolax just make sure you drink plenty of water and take in to consideration how constipated you are before deciding on dose."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 8, 2017

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"I used to struggle in the washroom. And was scared when I know I had a bowel movement. I would cry because I was scared it would hurt. Everyone suggested me to try Dulcolax because of the amount of pain I go through. I used the suppository. At first after buying it I was hesitant because I didn't want it not to work and be in pain again. But it worked pretty well. I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling. Trust me I felt like I fought a war every time I went to the washroom. And this time it didn't."

   
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Sandy will November 2, 2017

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"I have taken this medication a few times & have had different experiences with it every time, from stabbing pains/cramping and nausea, to the last time with almost no symptoms at all. I think the main difference is in the preparation-I would never take more than one of these pills at a time (two was way too much). Furthermore, for minimal symptoms I take at around 7:00pm, drink four glasses of water (at least) and go to bed around 9:00pm. Wake up at 6:00am, and have a bit softer than normal BM. Make sure you are well hydrated when you take this product. With the good experience I had I hadn't ate since 6:00pm, and was well hydrated before bed."

   
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Anon586433 October 29, 2017

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"Took 2 pills last night before bed, woke to cramping then urgent bowel motion before sunrise. Have had horrible diarrhea ever since, multiple times per hour (going on 10 hours since 1st bm, 17 hours since taking the recommended dose). Will be throwing the remainder of medication away, not worth the side effects."

BAFF October 28, 2017

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"Took 1 ducolax 5mg. I always say I'm never taking this stuff again! It works, but I feel as if it is not worth the pain and the overall feeling you get from it. Yes it does warn you on the back of the box what can happen, but I would recommend something else for sure! This is harsh!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 28, 2017

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"I have been using dulcolax for the past year daily. Religiously taking 2 every night before I go to bed around 11pm - 12 midnight. It’ll wake me up to do the number 2 at around 7-8ish depending how heavy I ate the previous day and it will continue through out the morning twice or trice but not painful as some experience here. But lately for the past 4 days I have been taking the same pills and it doesn’t work anymore. I don’t understand because I haven’t change my diet or medication. I even bought new one’s cause I thought the last batch that I have was kinda defective. I hope there is an explanation for this because I haven’t been comfortable since I couldn’t do the deed for quite a while now. Does anyone experience this too?"

   
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dependenttodulcolax (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 27, 2017

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"Literally right, took this and I was on the loo for HOURS. Straight away a steady stream relieving me of my constipation. The toilet was never the same again. Best thing if you're constipated "

   
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lukeowen32 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 24, 2017

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"Took ONE due to pregnancy constipation and my god I wish I would've read these reviews beforehand. I am in such pain. Took one at 430 pm and severe cramping and pain by 8 pm. Cold sweats, dizziness, diarrhea and SO MUCH PAIN from the severe cramping."

No thanks (taken for less than 1 month) October 18, 2017

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"I took only 1 pill around 3pm due to severe constipation & hard stools caused by pain medications I was on last week. I was fine until around 8pm when I suddenly started having severe stomach cramps. I continued to have these & finally passed some hard stools around 9:30pm, but still am severely bloated with intense stomach pains. It is now nearly 10pm & I am stuck on the toilet with severe stomach pains & hoping to pass more stool as I can see the bloated area moving through my stomach. Do not take this medicine, the pain is not worth it! I am hoping the pains will pass soon, but very scared by other reviews I read of nausea & vomiting."

   
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DO NOT TAKE DULCOLAX September 30, 2017

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"I've been on painkillers for a week and a half including codeine and tramadol, so I've been really backed up which led to more pain. I've been suffering with a severe kidney infection and a burst ovarian cyst. I took two tablets at 9pm woke up at 2:30 with cramping quite severe but to be honest nothing worse that the pain I've been in with my problems anyways. Feels great to have a BM yeah it's pure liquid but that's what a laxative does. I would recommend if it's severe constipation you have especially the type codiene gives you!"

   
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MelissaRoseGreg1 September 26, 2017

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"Whomever posted that taking more than one is “overdosing” the package instructions beg to differ. As per the instructions I took two in the morning. I had rhinoplasty surgery 5 days ago. And had normal meals every day since with no BM. I was not heavy with pain meds, but I have heard the anesthesia can block you up. So after trying coffee, and oats. I realized it’s time to take a laxative. I’ve never had a laxative so I didn’t know it would be this way. Just like everyone here I had level 10 pain, sweats, cramping, nearly fainting. I was home alone so it was terrifying and I considered calling 911. Hours went by on the toilet."

Ithoughtiwasdying (taken for less than 1 month) September 25, 2017

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"I have regular constipation after gastric bypass surgery. I feel like I need to go but can't. When I use the Dulcolax suppository, within just a minute or two I can go to the bathroom easily. It does burn during and afterward, though, which is why it doesn't get a 10."

Anonymouse2112 September 19, 2017

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"I suffer from IBS and haven't gone to the toilet properly in 9 days. I have taken Dulcolax before so I know the pains can be intense but somehow when time passes and you haven't taken them in a while you think I'll give them another go but NEVER again! I took 2 tablets around 6pm. It is now 22.40 and I'm in agony I mean severe stomach cramps and not even any BM what a waste of time and the pain is just so bad! Please be very careful when taking these and would advise if you suffer from severe constipation take a some thing else and drink plenty of water. I can't even go to bed as the pain is too intense. Please avoid!"

   
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Jellybean3107 (taken for less than 1 month) September 17, 2017

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"I don't get your comments people. Some of you are taking 2 or 3 pills and complaining your dying, of course you are going to feel double the effect on that dosage. One pill is more than enough. In fact, to me it's a bit to much because it gives me mild stomach cramping so I just take half a pill and I'm good to go. You people can't blame the drug when you are overdosing on it. Now don't get me wrong this is not a mild laxative (unlike what they imply on their ads and I do kind of feel about cheated about that). It's powerful stuff that will make you evacuate explosively (so to speak) but vomiting and feeling like you are dying is not suppose to happen."

Lumus September 17, 2017

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"Perfect if you want to experience what feels like LABOUR pains. I was doubled over in agony in a cold sweat, shaking, vomiting, heart palpitations, I was white as a sheet and almost called 999. Pain was unbearable. This drug needs to be banned."

Koggy September 14, 2017

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"Hello to anyone who reads this. This pill is terrible and after a myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus) procedure I took due to constipation. All I can say is that I took 3 pills around 2pm. At 4pm I had severe cramping, sweats, dizzy and nausea. I had terrible burning pains that lasted for hours. I eventually went around 6pm but it was only liquid. I also vomited and considered 911. After I almost passed out and vomited, I felt better but it wasn't worth it. The doctor told me to take colace. My stupidity! I'll stick to peppermint tea and probotics, even yogurt rather than to take another laxative. I threw the pills away. It was just horrible, even drinking water made my cramps worse. I'm reading the reviews and everyone's story was similar in symptoms."

Niki757 September 12, 2017

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"Hello, Whatever you do, do not take this pill!! I took three because I've been constipated for weeks. After I started cold sweating, throwing up, severe stomach pain and diarrhea for over 5 hours. This is the worst pain I've ever felt. I can't move. I've been in bed all day in so much pain. I felt like calling the ambulance but the feel is just to high to pay right now. I drank a lot of water but I'm still in pain. I tried drinkin water again and it increased my cramps tremendously."

   
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Person 500 September 10, 2017

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