Dulcolax Pico Liquid is a fruit flavored liquid with a dual action to bring gentle overnight relief from constipation. By stimulating both the colon and the rectum it may also help bowel to return to normal regular function.
Drug Safety Update: measures for stimulant laxatives.
Stimulant laxatives should only be used if other laxatives (bulk-forming and osmotic) are ineffective. Children younger than 12 years should not use stimulant laxatives without advice from a prescriber and clinical guidance should be followed.
Uses / Instructions
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your pharmacist if you are not sure.
Adults and children over 12 years: one to two 5 ml spoonfuls at night. This should not be used in children and adolescents under the age of 12 years. If you have not taken Dulcolax Twelve Plus Pico Liquid before, start with one 5 ml spoonful and increase to two if necessary. When your bowel regularity has returned to normal, the dose can usually be stopped.
Length of treatment This product should not be used every day for more than 5 days. If you need laxatives every day, then you should see your doctor to find the cause of your constipation. Overuse can be harmful.
Cautions whilst taking Dulcolax Liquid:
- If laxatives are needed every day or if you have persistent abdominal pain consult your doctor.
- Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Like all medicines, Dulcolax Pico Liquid can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the following side effects, please stop taking the medicines and see your doctor straight away:
Isolated events (some side effects are so rare that it is not known how many people may be affected)
• Syncope (feeling faint)
• Allergic reaction
• Skin reactions (rash, itching) If you have a severe allergic reaction, stop taking this medicine and see a doctor straight away.
The signs may include: a rash, swelling of your skin, mouth and face which may cause swallowing or breathing problems.
Very common side effects (affects 1 in 10 people or more)
• Diarrhoea Common side effects (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
• Abdominal discomfort, cramps or pain Uncommon side effects (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
Dulcolax Liquid contains:
Each 5ml contains 5mg of sodium picosulfate