Dulcolax is a brand product that contains Bisacodyl, which is a type of stimulant laxative. It works by activating the intestines to contract more, hence stimulating a bowel movement. It is used to treat constipation.
Dulcolax is available as tablets. Different doses are used for different age groups.
For adults and children over 10 years of age: take 1-2 tablets once daily. The tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water at night.
For children 4-10 years of age: take 1 tablet once daily. The tablet should be swallowed whole with a glass of water at night.
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In Hong Kong, Dulcolax is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Dulcolax in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.