Constipated? Time’s Up.

Need relief fast? Dulcolax Laxative Suppositories can get you going within 15 to 60 minutes of use. On your mark, get set, relief. 2

  • Can help relieve occasional constipation in children from 1-12 years
  • Ages 6-12 can use one 5 mg suppository as a single daily dose
  • Dosage in children 6 years and under should be prescribed by a doctor
  • Comfort-shaped medicated suppository for rectal use only
  • The world’s #1 over-the-counter laxative brand 3

Take one per day anytime you need it – you can expect results in 15 to 60 minutes. 2

Children 6 to under 12 years of age can take one 5 mg suppository a day. For children under 6 years of age, you should consult a doctor. If you need to use a laxative for more than 7 days, please discuss with your doctor. 2

It’s simple. Remove the suppository from the plastic wrapping and insert the suppository, pointed end first, into the rectum. For best results, you should lie down for 15 to 20 minutes and try to retain the suppository for as long as you can. (To retain the suppository means to keep the suppository in the rectum.) They are not intended for oral or vaginal use.2

It doesn’t need to be removed after it has been inserted. 2

Dulcolax Suppositories contain bisacodyl, which stimulates the muscles in the intestine to promote bowel activity. 2

Dulcolax Suppositories may be taken before or after a meal. However, these products are to be used in the rectum and not eaten. 2

Active ingredient (in each)

Bisacodyl USP 5 mg


Stimulant laxative


  • For relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
  • This product generally produces bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours


For rectal use only

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • Stomach pain, nausea or vomiting
  • Noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks

When using this product

It may cause stomach discomfort, faintness and cramps

Stop use and ask a doctor

  • You have rectal bleeding or no bowel movement after using this product. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • You need to use a laxative for more than 1 week

Keep out of reach of children

  •  In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away 


  • Take with a glass of water

    Children 6 to under 12 years of age

    One 5 mg suppository in a single daily dose

    children under 6 years of age

    consult a doctor

Other information

  • Do not use if individual blister unit is open or torn
  • For more information, refer to the patient information leaflet here

2. Dulcolax® Suppositories package insert, September 2013.

3. IMS Sinergi MAT December 2019.