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Dulcolax Stool Softener (Boehringer Ingelheim)

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  • Drug Facts:

    Active Ingredient:
    (in each softgel)                          Purpose:

    Docusate sodium USP,
    100 mg                                        Stool Softener


    • Temporary relief of occasional constipation.
    • This product generally produces bowel movement within 12 to 72 hours.


    Do not use:

    • If abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present.

    Ask a doctor before use if:

    • You have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that persists over a period of 2 weeks.
    • You are presently taking mineral oil.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if:

    • Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement occur after use, which may indicate 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 immediately.


    Adults and children 12 years and over.
    Take 1 to 3 softgels daily.
    Children 2 to under 12 years.
    Take 1 softgel daily.
    Children under 2 years.
    Ask a doctor.

    Other Information

    • Each softgel contains: sodium, 5 mg
    • Store at 15-30°C (59-86°F).
    • Protect from excessive moisture.

    Inactive Ingredients:    FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, gelatin, glycerin, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, purified water and sorbitol special.

    How Supplied:    Blister Pack of 10, and bottles of 25, 50, or 100 liquid gels.

    Boehringer Ingelheim Consumer Healthcare Products.

    Division of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield, CT 06877

    ©Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2002

    Questions about DULCOLAX?

    Call toll-free 1-888-285-9159

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